Psalms Chapter 17
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)


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1 Dauid in confidence of his integrity, craueth defence of God against his enemies. 10 He sheweth their pride, craft and eagernes. 13 Hee prayeth against them in confidence of his hope.

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.1

2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence: let thine eyes beholde the things that are equall.

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.

4 Concerning the workes of men, by the word of thy lips, I haue kept me from the paths of the destroyer.

5 Hold vp my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not.5

6 I haue called vpon thee, for thou wilt heare me, O God: incline thine eare vnto me, and heare my speach.

7 Shewe thy marueilous louing kindnesse, O thou that sauest by thy right hand, them which put their trust in thee, frō those that rise vp against them.7

8 Keepe me as the apple of the eye: hide mee vnder the shadowe of thy wings,

9 From the wicked that oppresse me, from my deadly enemies, who compasse me about.9

10 They are inclosed in their owne fat: with their mouth they speake proudly.

11 They haue now compassed vs in our steps: they haue set their eyes bowing downe to the earth:

12 Like as a lyon that is greedie of his pray, and as it were a yong lyon lurking in secret places.12

13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him downe: deliuer my soule from the wicked, which is thy sword:13

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.14

15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousnesse: I shall bee satisfied, when I awake, with thy likenesse.


Psalms Chapter 17 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

1 Heb. iustice. , Heb. without lips of deceit.
5 Heb. be not moued.
7 Or, that sauest them which trust in thee from these that rise vp against thy right hand.
9 Heb. that waste me. , Heb. my enemies against the soule.
12 Heb. the likeness of him (i. of euery one of them) is as a lion that desireth to rauin. , Heb. sitting.
13 Heb. preuent his face. , Or, by thy sword.
14 Or, from by thine hand. , Or, their children are full.

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