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Psalm 17

17:1 A prayer of Dauid. Heare the right, O Lord, attend vnto my crie, giue eare vnto my prayer, that goeth not out of fained lips. 17:2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: let thine eyes beholde the things that are equall. 17:3 Thou hast prooued mine heart, thou hast visited me in the night, thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing: I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgresse. 17:4 Concerning the workes of men, by the word of thy lips, I haue kept me from the paths of the destroyer. 17:5 Hold vp my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. 17:6 I haue called vpon thee, for thou wilt heare me, O God: incline thine eare vnto me, and heare my speach. 17:7 Shewe thy marueilous louing kindnesse, O thou that sauest by thy right hand, them which put their trust in thee, fro those that rise vp against them. 17:8 Keepe me as the apple of the eye: hide mee vnder the shadowe of thy wings, 17:9 From the wicked that oppresse me, from my deadly enemies, who compasse me about. 17:10 They are inclosed in their owne fat: with their mouth they speake proudly. 17:11 They haue now compassed vs in our steps: they haue set their eyes bowing downe to the earth: 17:12 Like as a lyon that is greedie of his pray, and as it were a yong lyon lurking in secret places. 17:13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him downe: deliuer my soule from the wicked, which is thy sword: 17:14 From men which are thy hand, O Lord, from men of the world, which haue their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: They are full of children, and leaue the rest of their substance to their babes. 17:15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousnesse: I shall bee satisfied, when I awake, with thy likenesse.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain