Psalms 17:1

“(A Prayer of David.) Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

[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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Hear a just cause, O LORD, give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Hear the right, O Jehovah, attend unto my cry; Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
- American Standard Version (1901)

<A Prayer. Of David.> Let my cause come to your ears, O Lord, give attention to my cry; give ear to my prayer which goes not out from false lips.
- Basic English Bible

{A Prayer of David.} Hear the right, O Jehovah, attend unto my cry; give ear unto my prayer, which is not out of feigned lips.
- Darby Bible

A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
- Webster's Bible

Hear, Yahweh, my righteous plea; Give ear to my prayer, that doesn't go out of deceitful lips.
- World English Bible

A Prayer of David. Hear, O Jehovah, righteousness, attend my cry, Give ear [to] my prayer, without lips of deceit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry; give ear unto my prayer from lips without deceit.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 17:1


17:1 The right - Regard my righteous cause.


Discussion for Psalms 17

  • Mild Bill
    The Psalmist is saying a prayer in which he seems alone, and he is, until v.11. God stands with him as the remedy to his woes before a common enemy.The sword and hand of the Lord are under the control of God, but they have no hope of eternal life, as believers do.God's covenant with us is stronger than the powers of the lost of this world. Awakening with God is greater than all the things we face.
  • A disciple
    "Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips." Yet how much are people led down the path of hypocrisy right from the first day they are introduced to the Lord and the Christian religion! Just look at the way they pray; who "for a pretense make long prayers," while devouring the substance of the poor they are supposed to be caring for!
  • Teral
    God is good people and bless the lord and his people
  • Doxie Lambert
    So sorry to hear this but i hope by the help Of God you will be able get through
  • Irene123
    To Angela - You've seen 1 Cor. 10:13 ..... ? And just as you said, He knows about everything even before it happens, so naturally He is ALWAYS in control - of everything. Recently I was in the hosp. for a wk. with flu/pneumonia - and I never get sick, even tho' I am 74. I wasn't upset with God, I was too busy being sick!! But as I got better He let me know He allowed it to happen - cont.
  • MockingBird
    I want to be kept by the power of God and to be the apple of His eye. I also want to be hid under the shadow of His wing. My life is hid with Christ in God .

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