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1Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.2Let my vindication come forth from your presence; let your eyes behold the things that are right.3You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tested me, and shall find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.4Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the paths of the destroyer.5Hold up my steps in your paths, that my feet slip not.6I have called upon you, for you will hear me, O God: incline your ear unto me, and hear my speech.7Show your marvelous lovingkindness, O you that save by your right hand them who put their trust in you from those that rise up against them.8Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings,9From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who surround me.10They are enclosed in their own fat hearts: with their mouth they speak proudly.11They have now surrounded us in our steps: they have set their eyes, crouching down to the earth;12Like as a lion that is greedy of its prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.13Arise, O LORD, confront him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, by your sword:14From men by your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, who have their portion in this life, and whose belly you fill with your hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.15As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness.

Commentaries for Psalms 17:0

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Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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