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17 A prayer of David.a
Hear my cry; heed my prayer
I make without deceitful lips.
let your eyes see fairness.
you have examined me by night;
you have tested me; you found nothing.
I have decided that my mouth will not transgress.
by the word of your lips,
I have kept from the ways of the violent.
My feet will not slip.
because you will answer me, O God.
Incline your ear to me.
Hear my words.b
O Savior of those who take refuge
at your right handc
from those who rise up against them.
8 Keep me as ⌊the apple of your eye⌋.d
Hide me in the shadow of your wings
9 from the ⌊presence⌋e of the wicked who destroy me,
those enemies against my life,
they that surround me.
10 They have shut off their callousedf heart;
with their mouth they speak arrogantly.
⌊to pin⌋h me to the ground.
12 ⌊He is like⌋i a lion; he longs to tear apart,
and like a strong lion crouching in hiding places.
13 Rise up, O Yahweh, confront ⌊him⌋.j
Make him bow down.
Rescue with your sword my life from the wicked,
Their share is in ⌊this life⌋,k and you fill their stomach with your treasure.
They are satisfied with children.
They bequeath their excess to their children.
Upon awakening I will be satisfied seeing your form.
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