Psalms 17 (asv)
17:2Let my sentence come forth from thy presence;
Let thine eyes look upon equity.
Thou hast tried me, and findest nothing;
I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
I have kept me from the ways of the violent.
17:5My steps have held fast to thy paths,
My feet have not slipped.
17:6I have called upon thee, for thou wilt answer me, O God:
Incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
17:7Show thy marvellous lovingkindness,
From those that rise up against them.
17:8Keep me as the apple of the eye;
Hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
17:9From the wicked that oppress me,
My deadly enemies, that compass me about.
17:10They are inclosed in their own fat:
With their mouth they speak proudly.
17:11They have now compassed us in our steps;
They set their eyes to cast us down to the earth.
17:12He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey,
And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
17:13Arise, O Jehovah,
Confront him, cast him down:
And whose belly thou fillest with thy treasure:
They are satisfied with children,
And leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
17:15As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness;
I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with beholding thy form.