17:1 A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my
cry, give ear to my prayer, [that goeth] not out of feigned
17:2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thy eyes
behold the things that are equal.
17:3 Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited [me] in the
night; thou hast tried me, [and] shalt find nothing; I have
purposed [that] my mouth shall not transgress.
17:4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have
kept [me from] the paths of the destroyer.
17:5 Uphold my goings in thy paths, [that] my footsteps slip
17:6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God:
incline thy ear to me, [and hear] my speech.
17:7 Show thy wonderful loving-kindness, O thou that savest by
thy right hand them who put their trust [in thee] from those
that rise up [against them].
17:8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shade of
17:9 From the wicked that oppress me, [from] my deadly enemies,
[who] encompass me,
17:10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they
17:11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set
their eyes bowing down to the earth;
17:12 Like as a lion [that] is greedy of his prey, and as it
were a young lion lurking in secret places.
17:13 Arise, O LORD disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my
soul from the wicked, [who is] thy sword:
17:14 From men [who are] thy hand, O LORD, from men of the
world, [who have] their portion in [this] life, and whose belly
thou fillest with thy hid [treasure]: they are full of
children, and leave the rest of their [substance] to their
17:15 As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness: I
shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.