Psalm 17:1-15 NLT

Psalm 17:1-15 NLT [1] O LORD, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help. Pay attention to my prayer, for it comes from honest lips. [2] Declare me innocent, for you see those who do right. [3] You have tested my thoughts and examined my heart in the night. You have scrutinized me and found nothing wrong. I am determined not to sin in what I say. [4] I have followed your commands, which keep me from following cruel and evil people. [5] My steps have stayed on your path; I have not wavered from following you. [6] I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray. [7] Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways. By your mighty power you rescue those who seek refuge from their enemies. [8] Guard me as you would guard your own eyes. Hide me in the shadow of your wings. [9] Protect me from wicked people who attack me, from murderous enemies who surround me. [10] They are without pity. Listen to their boasting! [11] They track me down and surround me, watching for the chance to throw me to the ground. [12] They are like hungry lions, eager to tear me apart- like young lions hiding in ambush. [13] Arise, O LORD! Stand against them, and bring them to their knees! Rescue me from the wicked with your sword! [14] By the power of your hand, O LORD, destroy those who look to this world for their reward. But satisfy the hunger of your treasured ones. May their children have plenty, leaving an inheritance for their descendants. [15] Because I am righteous, I will see you. When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied.

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