17 I am innocent, Lord! Won’t you listen as I pray and beg for help? I am honest! Please hear my prayer. 2 Only you can say that I am innocent, because only your eyes can see the truth.
3 You know my heart, and even during the night you have tested me and found me innocent. I have made up my mind never to tell a lie. 4 I don’t do like others. I obey your teachings and am not cruel. 5 I have followed you, without ever stumbling.
6 I pray to you, God, because you will help me. Listen and answer my prayer! 7 Show your wonderful love. Your mighty arm protects those who run to you for safety from their enemies. 8 Protect me as you would your very own eyes; hide me in the shadow of your wings.
9 Don’t let my brutal enemies attack from all sides and kill me. 10 They refuse to show mercy, and they keep bragging.
11 They have caught up with me! My enemies are everywhere, eagerly hoping to smear me in the dirt. 12 They are like hungry lions hunting for food, or like young lions hiding in ambush.
13 Do something, Lord! Attack and defeat them. Take your sword and save me from those evil people. 14 Use your powerful arm and rescue me from the hands of mere humans whose world won’t last.[a]
You provide food for those you love. Their children have plenty, and their grandchildren will have more than enough.
15 I am innocent, Lord, and I will see your face! When I awake, all I want is to see you as you are.
17.14last: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 14.
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