29 May your eyes be open(A) toward(B) this temple night and day, this place of which you said, ‘My Name(C) shall be there,’ so that you will hear the prayer your servant prays toward this place.

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Psalm 17

A prayer of David.

Hear me,(A) Lord, my plea is just;
    listen to my cry.(B)
Hear(C) my prayer—
    it does not rise from deceitful lips.(D)

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Psalm 40[a](A)

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

I waited patiently(B) for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.(C)

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  1. Psalm 40:1 In Hebrew texts 40:1-17 is numbered 40:2-18.

Because he turned his ear(A) to me,
    I will call on him as long as I live.

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18 Give ear,(A) our God, and hear;(B) open your eyes and see(C) the desolation of the city that bears your Name.(D) We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.(E)

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