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Psalm 17

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Psalm 17

Prayer with Confidence in Final Salvation

A Prayer of David.

1 Hear a just cause, O Lord,

Attend to my cry;

Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.

2 Let my vindication come from Your presence;

Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright.

3 You have tested my heart;

You have visited me in the night;

aYou have 1tried me and have found 2nothing;

I have purposed that my mouth shall not btransgress.

4 Concerning the works of men,

By the word of Your lips,

I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer.

5 cUphold my steps in Your paths,

That my footsteps may not slip.

6 dI have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God;

Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.

7 Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand,

O You who 3save those who trust in You

From those who rise up against them.

8 Keep me as the 4apple of Your eye;

Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,

9 From the wicked who oppress me,

From my deadly enemies who surround me.

10 They have closed up their efat hearts;

With their mouths they fspeak proudly.

11 They have now surrounded us in our steps;

They have set their eyes, crouching down to the earth,

12 As a lion is eager to tear his prey,

And like a young lion lurking in secret places.

13 Arise, O Lord,

Confront him, cast him down;

Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword,

14 With Your hand from men, O Lord,

From men of the world who have their portion in this life,

And whose belly You fill with Your hidden treasure.

They are satisfied with children,

And leave the rest of their possession for their babes.

15 As for me, gI will see Your face in righteousness;

hI shall be satisfied when I iawake in Your likeness.

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Psalm 35

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Psalm 35

The Lord The Avenger of His People

A Psalm of David.

1 Plead 1my cause, O Lord, with those who strive with me;

Fight against those who fight against me.

2 Take hold of shield and 2buckler,

And stand up for my help.

3 Also draw out the spear,

And stop those who pursue me.

Say to my soul,

“I am your salvation.”

4 aLet those be put to shame and brought to dishonor

Who seek after my life;

Let those be bturned back and brought to confusion

Who plot my hurt.

5 cLet them be like chaff before the wind,

And let the 3angel of the Lord chase them.

6 Let their way be ddark and slippery,

And let the angel of the Lord pursue them.

7 For without cause they have ehidden their net for me in a pit,

Which they have dug without cause for my life.

8 4Let fdestruction come upon him unexpectedly,

And let his net that he has hidden catch himself;

Into that very destruction let him fall.

9 And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord;

It shall rejoice in His salvation.

10 gAll my bones shall say,

Lord, hwho is like You,

Delivering the poor from him who is too strong for him,

Yes, the poor and the needy from him who plunders him?”

11 Fierce witnesses rise up;

They ask me things that I do not know.

12 iThey reward me evil for good,

To the sorrow of my soul.

13 But as for me, jwhen they were sick,

My clothing was sackcloth;

I humbled myself with fasting;

And my prayer would return to my own 5heart.

14 I paced about as though he were my friend or brother;

I bowed down 6heavily, as one who mourns for his mother.

15 But in my 7adversity they rejoiced

And gathered together;

Attackers gathered against me,

And I did not know it;

They tore at me and did not cease;

16 With ungodly mockers at feasts

They gnashed at me with their teeth.

17 Lord, how long will You klook on?

Rescue me from their destructions,

My precious life from the lions.

18 I will give You thanks in the great assembly;

I will praise You among 8many people.

19 lLet them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies;

Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause.

20 For they do not speak peace,

But they devise deceitful matters

Against the quiet ones in the land.

21 They also opened their mouth wide against me,

And said, “Aha, aha!

Our eyes have seen it.”

22 This You have seen, O Lord;

Do not keep silence.

O Lord, do not be far from me.

23 Stir up Yourself, and awake to my vindication,

To my cause, my God and my Lord.

24 Vindicate me, O Lord my God, according to Your righteousness;

And let them not rejoice over me.

25 Let them not say in their hearts, “Ah, so we would have it!”

Let them not say…

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Psalm 54

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Psalm 54

Answered Prayer for Deliverance from Adversaries

To the Chief Musician. With 1Stringed Instruments. A 2Contemplation of David aWhen the Ziphites Went and Said to Saul, “Is David Not Hiding with Us?”

1 Save me, O God, by Your name,

And vindicate me by Your strength.

2 Hear my prayer, O God;

Give ear to the words of my mouth.

3 For strangers have risen up against me,

And oppressors have sought after my life;

They have not set God before them.

Selah

4 Behold, God is my helper;

The Lord is with those who 3uphold my life.

5 He will repay my enemies for their evil.

4Cut them off in Your 5truth.

6 I will freely sacrifice to You;

I will praise Your name, O Lord, for it is good.

7 For He has delivered me out of all trouble;

bAnd my eye has seen its desire upon my enemies.

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1

Heb. neginoth

2

Heb. Maschil

a
3

sustain my soul

4

Destroy them

5

Or faithfulness

b

Psalm 63

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Psalm 63

Joy in the Fellowship of God

A Psalm of David aWhen He Was in the Wilderness of Judah.

1 O God, You are my God;

Early will I seek You;

bMy soul thirsts for You;

My flesh longs for You

In a dry and thirsty land

Where there is no water.

2 So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,

To see cYour power and Your glory.

3 dBecause Your lovingkindness is better than life,

My lips shall praise You.

4 Thus I will bless You while I live;

I will elift up my hands in Your name.

5 My soul shall be satisfied as with 1marrow and 2fatness,

And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.

6 When fI remember You on my bed,

I meditate on You in the night watches.

7 Because You have been my help,

Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.

8 My soul follows close behind You;

Your right hand upholds me.

9 But those who seek my life, to destroy it,

Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

10 They shall 3fall by the sword;

They shall be 4a portion for jackals.

11 But the king shall rejoice in God;

gEveryone who swears by Him shall glory;

But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.

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a
b
c
d
e
1

Lit. fat

2

Abundance

f
3

Lit. pour him out by the hand of the sword

4

Prey

g