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Psalm 17


In the Shadow of Your Wings



 A PRAYER OF DAVID. 


      1 Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry! 

      Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit! 

      2 From your presence let my vindication come! 

      Let your eyes behold the right! 


      3 You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night, 

      you have tested 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 held fast to your paths; 

      my feet have not slipped. 


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

      incline your ear to me; hear my words. 

      7 Wondrously show your steadfast love, 

      O Savior of those who seek refuge 

      from their adversaries at your right hand. 


      8 Keep me as the apple of your eye; 

      hide me in the shadow of your wings, 

      9 from the wicked who do me violence, 

      my deadly enemies who surround me. 


      10 They close their hearts to pity; 

      with their mouths they speak arrogantly. 

      11 They have now surrounded our steps; 

      they set their eyes to cast us to the ground. 

      12 He is like a lion eager to tear, 

      as a young lion lurking 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 men of the world whose portion is in this life. 

      You fill their womb with treasure; 

      they are satisfied with children, 

      and they leave their abundance to their infants. 


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

      when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.