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Psalm 17

A PRAYER FOR PROTECTION

A prayer of David.

Lord, hear a just cause;af

pay attention to my cry;

listen to my prayer—

from lips free of deceit.ag

Let my vindication come from you,

for you see what is right.ah

You have tested my heart;ai

you have examined me at night.

You have tried me and found nothing evil;aj

I have determined that my mouth will not sin.J

Concerning what people do:

by the words from your lips

I have avoided the ways of the violent.a

My steps are on your paths;

my feet have not slipped.b

I call on you, God,

because you will answer me;c

listen closely to me; hear what I say.

Display the wonders of your faithful love,d

Savior of all who seek refugee

from those who rebel against your right hand.A

Protect me as the pupil of your eye;f

hide me in the shadow of your wingsg

fromB the wicked who treat me violently,C

my deadly enemies who surround me.h

10 They are uncaring;D,i

their mouths speak arrogantly.j

11 They advance against me;E now they surround me.k

They are determinedF

to throw me to the ground.l

12 They areG like a lion eager to tear,

like a young lion lurking in ambush.m

13 Rise up, Lord!

Confront him; bring him down.n

With your sword, save me from the wicked.o

14 With your hand, Lord, save me from men,

from men of the world

whose portion is in this life:

You fill their bellies with what you have in store;

their sons are satisfied,

and they leave their surplus to their children.p

15 But I will see your face in righteousness;q

when I awake, I will be satisfied with your presence.H,r

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