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Psalms 16

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 17



  A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O Jehovah, attend unto my cry; Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.  





  Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; Let thine eyes look upon equity.  





  Thou hast proved my heart; thou hast visited me in the night; Thou hast tried me, and findest nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.  





  As for the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the violent.  





  My steps have held fast to thy paths, My feet have not slipped.  





  I have called upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God: Incline thine ear unto me, [and] hear my speech.  





  Show thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them that take refuge [in thee ]From those that rise up [against them].  





  Keep me as the apple of the eye; Hide me under the shadow of thy wings,  





  From the wicked that oppress me, My deadly enemies, that compass me about.  





  They are inclosed in their own fat: With their mouth they speak proudly.  





  They have now compassed us in our steps; They set their eyes to cast [us] down to the earth.  





  He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey, And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.  





  Arise, O Jehovah, Confront him, cast him down: Deliver my soul from the wicked by thy sword;  





  From men by thy hand, O Jehovah, From men of the world, whose portion is in [this] life, And whose belly thou fillest with thy treasure: They are satisfied with children, And leave the rest of their substance to their babes.  





  As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with [beholding] thy form.   



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