17 Lord, hear ·me begging for fairness [a just cause]; ·listen [pay attention] to my cry for help. ·Pay attention [Bend your ear] to my prayer, because ·I speak the truth [L my lips are not deceitful]. 2 ·You will judge that I am right [L My judgment/vindication will come from before you]; your eyes can see what is ·true [virtuous]. 3 You have examined my heart; you have ·tested me all [or visited me at] night. You ·questioned [tested] me without finding anything wrong; ·I have not sinned with my mouth [L my mouth has not transgressed]. 4 ·I have obeyed your commands [L As for the deeds of people, by the word of your lips], ·so I have not done what evil people do [I have kept away from the ways of the violent]. 5 ·I have done what you told me [L My steps have held fast to your paths]; ·I have not failed [L My feet have not slipped].
6 I call to you, ·and [L for] you answer me, O God. ·Listen [L Extend your ear] to me now, and hear what I say. 7 Your ·love [loyalty; covenant love] is wonderful. ·By your power [L At your right hand] you save those who ·trust [find their refuge in] you from ·their enemies [those who rise up against them]. 8 Protect me as ·you would protect your own [or the apple/L pupil of your] eye. Hide me under the shadow of your wings. 9 Keep me from the wicked who ·attack [mistreat] me, from my enemies who surround me. 10 They ·are selfish [close their callous hearts] and ·brag about themselves [L their mouths speak proudly]. 11 They have ·chased [tracked] me until they have surrounded me. They ·plan [L set their eyes] to throw me to the ground. 12 They are like lions ready to ·kill [tear up prey]; like lions, they sit in ·hiding [ambush; cover].
13 Lord, rise up, ·face [confront] the enemy, and ·throw them down [subdue them]. ·Save [Rescue; T Deliver] me from the wicked with your sword. 14 Lord, save me by your ·power [L hand] from mortals, from mortals whose ·reward [portion] in the world is in this life. ·They have plenty of food [L Your stores have filled their bellies]. ·They have many sons [or Their sons have plenty] and leave ·much money [L their surplus] to their children.
15 ·Because I have lived right [In righteousness], I will see your face. When I wake up, I will see your likeness and be satisfied.
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