Psalm 17

In the Shadow of Your Wings

1 Hear a just cause, O LORD,
Attend to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.
2 Let my vindication come from Your presence;
Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright.

3 You have tested my heart;
You have visited me in the night;
a You have 1 tried me and have found 2 nothing;
I have purposed that my mouth shall not b transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men,
By the word of Your lips,
I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer.
5 c Uphold my steps in Your paths,
That my footsteps may not slip.

6 d I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God;
Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.
7 Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand,
O You who 3 save those who trust in You
From those who rise up against them.

8 Keep me as the 4 apple of Your eye;
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
9 From the wicked who oppress me,
From my deadly enemies who surround me.

10 They have closed up their e fat hearts;
With their mouths they f speak proudly.
11 They have now surrounded us in our steps;
They have set their eyes, crouching down to the earth,
12 As a lion is eager to tear his prey,
And like a young lion lurking in secret places.

13 Arise, O LORD,
Confront him, cast him down;
Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword,
14 With Your hand from men, O LORD,
From men of the world who have their portion in this life,
And whose belly You fill with Your hidden treasure.
They are satisfied with children,
And leave the rest of their possession for their babes.

15 As for me, g I will see Your face in righteousness;
h I shall be satisfied when I i awake in Your likeness.

  1. Cross References
    Job 23:10
    But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.
    Psalms 66:10
    For You, O God, have tested us; You have refined us as silver is refined.
    Zechariah 13:9
    I will bring the one -third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, 'This is My people'; And each one will say, 'The LORD is my God.'
    1 Peter 1:7
    That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 39:1
    I SAID, "I will guard my ways, Lest I sin with my tongue; I will restrain my mouth with a muzzle, While the wicked are before me.
  3. Cross References
    Job 23:11
    My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside.
    Psalms 44:18
    Our heart has not turned back, Nor have our steps departed from Your way.
    Psalms 119:133
    Direct my steps by Your word, And let no iniquity have dominion over me.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 86:7
    In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, For You will answer me.
    Psalms 116:2
    Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.
  5. Cross References
    Ezekiel 16:49
    Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughter had pride, fullness of food, and abundance of idleness; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
  6. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:3
    Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth, For the LORD is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed.
  7. Cross References
    1 John 3:2
    Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 4:6
    There are many who say, "Who will show us any good?" LORD, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.
    Psalms 4:7
    You have put gladness in my heart, More than in the season that their grain and wine increased.
    Psalms 16:11
    You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
  9. Cross References
    Isaiah 26:19
    Your dead shall live; Together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; For your dew is like the dew of herbs, And the earth shall cast out the dead.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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