Tehillim 17

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Tehillim (Book of Psalms), Chapter 17

'"`UNIQ--named-00000000-QINU`"'1 A Prayer of David. Hear the right, O HaShem, attend unto my cry; give ear unto my prayer from lips without deceit.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000001-QINU`"'2 Let my judgment come forth from Thy presence; let Thine eyes behold equity.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000002-QINU`"'3 Thou hast tried my heart, Thou hast visited it in the night; Thou hast tested me, and Thou findest not that I had a thought which should not pass my mouth.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000003-QINU`"'4 As for the doings of men, by the word of Thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the violent.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000004-QINU`"'5 My steps have held fast to Thy paths, my feet have not slipped.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000005-QINU`"'6 As for me, I call upon Thee, for Thou wilt answer me, O G-d; incline Thine ear unto me, hear my speech.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000006-QINU`"'7 Make passing great Thy mercies, O Thou that savest by Thy right hand from assailants them that take refuge in Thee.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000007-QINU`"'8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me in the shadow of Thy wings,

'"`UNIQ--named-00000008-QINU`"'9 From the wicked that oppress, my deadly enemies, that compass me about.

'"`UNIQ--named-00000009-QINU`"'10 Their gross heart they have shut tight, with their mouth they speak proudly.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000A-QINU`"'11 At our every step they have now encompassed us; they set their eyes to cast us down to the earth.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000B-QINU`"'12 He is like a lion that is eager to tear in pieces, and like a young lion lurking in secret places.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000C-QINU`"'13 Arise, O HaShem, confront him, cast him down; deliver my soul from the wicked, by Thy sword;

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000D-QINU`"'14 From men, by Thy hand, O HaShem, from men of the world, whose portion is in this life, and whose belly Thou fillest with Thy treasure; who have children in plenty, and leave their abundance to their babes.

'"`UNIQ--named-0000000E-QINU`"'15 As for me, I shall behold Thy face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness.

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