Psalms 17

Thomson(i) 1 A Prayer of David. Hearken, Lord, to my justification; attend to my supplication: give ear to my prayer which is not made with feigned lips. 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: Let mine eyes behold righteous decisions. 3 Thou hast proved my heart: thou hast watched me by night: thou hast tried me: and in me there was found no injustice. 4 That my mouth might not speak the works of these men; I, because of the words of thy lips, kept rugged ways. 5 Establish my footsteps in thy paths; that my footsteps may not be moved. 6 I have cried, because thou, O God, didst hear me: incline thine ear to me and hear my words. 7 Display marvellously thy mercies, O thou, who, with thy right hand, savest from adversaries them who trust in thee. 8 Keep me as the apple of an eye: with the cover of thy wings 9 thou wilt shelter me from the face of the wicked who afflict me. These enemies of mine beset my soul: 10 they shut up their fat; their mouth spoke proudly. 11 Having driven me out they now enclosed me. They set their eyes inclining to the ground. 12 They observed me, like a lion eager for prey, and like a young lion lurking in coverts. 13 Arise, Lord, prevent them and cause them to stumble. Deliver my soul from the wicked: wrest thy sword 14 from thine enemies hand Dismiss them, Lord, from the land: disperse them in their life time. Though their belly was filled with thy stores; they glutted themselves with swine's flesh, and left the relicks for their children. 15 But as for me, let me appear righteous before thee; let me be satisfied with a display of thy glory.