Salmos 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. {the right: Heb. justice} {not...: Heb. without lips of deceit}

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. {slip...: Heb. be not moved}

6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, {and hear} my speech.

7 Shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust {in thee} from those that rise up {against them}. {by thy...: or, them which trust in thee from those that rise up against thy right hand}

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. {oppress: Heb. waste} {my...: Heb. my enemies against the soul}

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. {Like...: Heb. The likeness of him (that is, of every one of them) is as a lion that desireth to ravin} {lurking: Heb. sitting}

13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, {which is} thy sword: {disappoint...: Heb. prevent his face} {which is: or, by}

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. {which are: or, by} {they...: or, their children are full}

15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.