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The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000.
The Psalms
17

A Prayer for Protection against Oppressors
A Prayer of David.

1  Hear the right, O LORD,
        
attend unto my cry;
give ear unto my prayer,
that goeth not out of feigned lips.
2  Let my sentence come forth from thy presence;
        
let thine eyes behold the things that are equal.
3  Thou hast proved 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 transgress.
4  Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips
        
I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
5  Hold up my goings in thy paths,
        
that my footsteps slip not.
6  I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God:
        
incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
7  Show thy marvelous loving-kindness,
        
O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee
from those that rise up against them.
8  Keep me as the apple of the eye;
        
hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
9  from the wicked that oppress me,
        
from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
10  They are inclosed in their own fat:
        
with their mouth they speak proudly.
11  They have now compassed us in our steps:
        
they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
12  like as a lion that is greedy of his prey,
        
and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
13  Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down:
        
deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword:
14  from men which are thy hand, O LORD,
        
from men of the world, which have their portion in this life,
and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure:
they are full of children,
and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
15  As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness:
        
I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

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