PSALM 17

Psalm 17 

In the Shadow of Your Wings

A Prayer  of David.

17 Hear a just cause, O Lord; gattend to my cry!

Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!

2 From your presence hlet my vindication come!

Let your eyes behold the right!

3 You have itried my heart, you have jvisited me by knight,

you have ltested me, and you will find nothing;

I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.

4 With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips

I have avoided the ways of the violent.

5 My steps have mheld fast to your paths;

my feet have not slipped.

6 I ncall upon you, for you will answer me, O God;

oincline your ear to me; hear my words.

7 pWondrously show1 your steadfast love,

O Savior of those who seek refuge

from qtheir adversaries at your right hand.

8 Keep me as rthe apple of your eye;

hide me in sthe shadow of your wings,

9 from the wicked who do me violence,

my deadly enemies who tsurround me.

10 uThey close their hearts to pity;

with their mouths they vspeak arrogantly.

11 They have now surrounded our wsteps;

they set their eyes to xcast us to the ground.

12 He is like a lion eager to tear,

as a young lion ylurking in ambush.

13 Arise, O Lord! Confront him, subdue him!

Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword,

14 from men by your hand, O Lord,

from zmen of the world whose aportion is in this life.2

You fill their womb with treasure;3

they are satisfied with bchildren,

and they leave their abundance to their infants.

15 As for me, I shall cbehold your face in righteousness;

when I dawake, I shall be esatisfied with your likeness.

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