17 1-2 Listen while I build my case, God, the most honest prayer you’ll ever hear. 10-14 Their hearts are hard as nails,    their mouths blast hot air.They are after me, nipping my heels,    determined to bring me down,Lions ready to rip me apart,    young lions poised to pounce.Up, God: beard them! Exclaim over your offerings, Celebrate your sacrifices, Give you what your heart desires, Accomplish your plans. My words don’t run loose. 2 Show the world I'm innocent - in your heart you know I am. And me? Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right. I’m not giving up. 6 God charts the road you take. in the world’s way. (L), 6 I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;(M)    turn your ear to me(N) and hear my prayer. Psalm 17: 1 – 15 The little man in His eye 1 Hear a just cause, O LORD, attend to my cry; Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips. When I get up,I’ll see your full stature    and live heaven on earth. And next in verses 9 through 12 we have the innocent man’s perspective on these deadly enemies of his – in what we know of as the psalm’s “lament” or “complaint” section. Without defense in court, unfit company for innocent people. Psalm 17 The Message Bible. what splendid friends they make! Read and study Psalms 17 in the The Message. KJV 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy … By your sword, free me from their clutches;Barehanded, God, break these mortals,    these flat-earth people who can’t think beyond today. 8-9 Keep your eye on me;    hide me under your cool wing feathersFrom the wicked who are out to get me,    from mortal enemies closing in. I plan on looking    you full in the face. Psalm 17:15 MSG. Bible Language English. 4-5 You’re not at all like the wicked, who are mere windblown dust—. Hear my prayer— it does not rise from deceitful lips. You fill their bellies with Your treasure and satisfy their sons; so they leave their abundance to their children. 2 Show the world I'm innocent - in your heart you know I am. 17 1 Listen while I build my case, God, the most honest prayer you'll ever hear. Let my vindication come from you; may your eyes see what is right. 4-5 I’m not trying to get my way    in the world’s way.I’m trying to get your way,    your Word’s way.I’m staying on your trail;    I’m putting one footIn front of the other. (Y)11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me,(Z)    with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.12 They are like a lion(AA) hungry for prey,(AB)    like a fierce lion crouching in cover. 17 Hear a just cause, Lord, give Your attention to my cry; Listen to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips. Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit! I swear I’ll never treat god-names. Though you probe my heart, though you examine me at night and test me, you will find that I have planned no evil; my mouth has not transgressed. 1 Hear me,(A)Lord, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Psalm 17 Commentary: Lament So, we’ve just heard the innocent man’s pleas to God for protection from his deadly enemies. 6 That clinches it—help’s coming, an answer’s on the way, Hear my prayer— it does not rise from deceitful lips. I plan on looking you full in the face. bend your ear! Psalm 17 1 Listen while I build my case, God, the most honest prayer you'll ever hear. listen sharp!Paint grace-graffiti on the fences;    take in your frightened children whoAre running from the neighborhood bullies    straight to you. Psalm 17 The Message Bible << Psalm 16 | Psalm 17 | Psalm 18 >> A Prayer for Protection against Oppressors. break them! 1 Hear me, ( A) Lord, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Psalm 17 King James Version (KJV). Psalm 17 King James Version << Psalm 16 | Psalm 17 | Psalm 18 >> A Prayer for Protection against Oppressors. NIV 1 Hear me, LORD, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Read full chapter. We can’t attach it to a specific time in David’s life, because there are too many possible points where this connects with his general circumstances. I’d like to see their bellies    swollen with famine food,The weeds they’ve sown    harvested and baked into famine bread,With second helpings for their children    and crusts for their babies to chew on. Psalm 17:1. 3 And these God-chosen lives all around—. 3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. Hear my prayer— it does not rise from deceitful lips. 4-5 I’m not trying to get my way    in the world’s way.I’m trying to get your way,    your Word’s way.I’m staying on your trail;    I’m putting one footIn front of the other. 3 Go ahead, examine me from inside out, surprise me in the middle of the night - You'll find I'm just what I say I am. 1 Hear me,(A) Lord, my plea is just;    listen to my cry. I’m staying on your trail; I’m putting one foot. 1-2 Listen while I build my case, God, the most honest prayer you’ll ever hear. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} A David Psalm-4God answer you on the day you crash,The name God-of-Jacob put you out of harm’s reach,Send reinforcements from Holy Hill,Dispatch from Zion fresh supplies,Exclaim over your offeri (J)4 Though people tried to bribe me,    I have kept myself from the ways of the violent    through what your lips have commanded.5 My steps have held to your paths;(K)    my feet have not stumbled. 3 You have tested my heart; You have visited me in the ...read more (O)7 Show me the wonders of your great love,(P)    you who save by your right hand(Q)    those who take refuge(R) in you from their foes.8 Keep me(S) as the apple of your eye;(T)    hide me(U) in the shadow of your wings(V)9 from the wicked who are out to destroy me,    from my mortal enemies who surround me.(W). You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night, you have tested me, and you will find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress. When I get up, I’ll see your full stature and live heaven on earth. Version. From your presence let my vindication come! “Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, [that goeth] not out of feigned … Show the world I’m innocent— in your heart you know I am. (A Prayer of David.) it does not rise from deceitful lips. Hear the right, O Lord — Hebrew, צדק, tzedek, righteousness, that is, my righteous cause, or me, who, notwithstanding all their accusations, and slanders, am righteous in my conduct toward them and all men. ( B) Hear. A David Psalm, When He Was Captured by the Philistines in Gath-4Take my side, God—I’m getting kicked around,stomped on every day.Not a day goes bybut somebody beats me up;They make it thei He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. My words don’t run loose. Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth … 17 1-2 Listen while I build my case, God,    the most honest prayer you’ll ever hear.Show the world I’m innocent—    in your heart you know I am. In the Shadow of Your Wings - A Prayer of David. 3 Go ahead, examine me from inside out, surprise me in the middle of the night - You'll find I'm just what I say I am. Gods are not for sale. I’d like to see their bellies    swollen with famine food,The weeds they’ve sown    harvested and baked into famine bread,With second helpings for their children    and crusts for their babies to chew on. Show the world I’m innocent— in your heart you know I am. By your sword, free me from their clutches;Barehanded, God, break these mortals,    these flat-earth people who can’t think beyond today. Psalm 17 A prayer of David. 15 And me? 2 Let my vindication come from Your presence; Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright. By your sword, free me from their clutches; these flat-earth people who can’t think beyond today. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), Are running from the neighborhood bullies. 6-7 I call to you, God, because I’m sure of an answer. you will find that I have planned no evil; I have kept myself from the ways of the violent. though you examine me at night and test me. 10 They close up their callous hearts,(X)    and their mouths speak with arrogance. MSG: The Message . Psalm 17 - NIV: Hear me, LORD, my plea is just; listen to my cry. 2 God is bedrock under my feet, the castle in which I live, my rescuing knight. 1: David, in confidence of his integrity, craves defence of God against his enemies. 4-5 I’m not trying to get my way. listen sharp!Paint grace-graffiti on the fences;    take in your frightened children whoAre running from the neighborhood bullies    straight to you. A David Prayer Listen while I build my case, GOD, the most honest prayer you’ll ever hear. So—answer! 6-7 I call to you, God, because I’m sure of an answer. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. A prayer of David. 2 Show the world I'm innocent - in your heart you know I am. bearing fresh fruit every month, Never dropping a leaf, always in blossom. 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; … Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry! The Message Compact Bible, Teal and Brown Python, Message Slimline Bible--soft leather-look, brown/pink, NIV & The Message Parallel Study Bible, Personal Size, Orchid/Raspberry, The Scribe Bible: Featuring The Message by Eugene H. Peterson, Dark Walnut. May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies; may their children gorge themselves on it, Are running from the neighborhood bullies. Psalm 17 Chapter Parallel Compare 1 Listen while I build my case, God, the most honest prayer you'll ever hear. with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground. 17 1-2 Listen while I build my case, God,    the most honest prayer you’ll ever hear.Show the world I’m innocent—    in your heart you know I am. By your sword, free me from their clutches; these flat-earth people who can’t think beyond today. 17 1 Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. 15 And me? 13 Rise up,(AC) Lord, confront them, bring them down;(AD)    with your sword rescue me from the wicked.14 By your hand save me from such people, Lord,    from those of this world(AE) whose reward is in this life. 17 1 Listen while I build my case, God, the most honest prayer you'll ever hear. 4 Don’t just go shopping for a god. NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal. KJV 1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. I plan on looking    you full in the face. Psalm 17:14 from such men, O LORD, by Your hand, from men of the world whose portion is in this life. (B)Hear(C) my prayer—    it does not rise from deceitful lips. ( C) my prayer—. with your sword rescue me from the wicked. I’m trying to get your way, your Word’s way. (AF)May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies;    may their children gorge themselves on it,    and may there be leftovers(AG) for their little ones. 10-14 Their hearts are hard as nails,    their mouths blast hot air.They are after me, nipping my heels,    determined to bring me down,Lions ready to rip me apart,    young lions poised to pounce.Up, God: beard them! I’m not giving up. Psalm 17. Attend unto my cry — My fervent prayer, attended with strong cries. Psalm 17 1 Listen while I build my case, God, the most honest prayer you'll ever hear. break them! 15 As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face;    when I awake,(AH) I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.(AI). 3 Go ahead, examine me from inside out, surprise me in the middle of the night - You'll find I'm just what I say I am. Close << Psalm 16 | Psalm 17 | Psalm 18 >> A Prayer for Protection against Oppressors. 2 Show the world I'm innocent - in your heart you know I am. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson. The title of this psalm is simply A Prayer of David. Without you, nothing makes sense. 2 Let my [] judgment come forth from Your presence; Let Your eyes look with integrity. 2 Show the world I'm innocent - in your heart you know I am. Psalm 17 – Shelter Under the Shadow of His Wings. In front of the other. 17 Hear the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. Hear me, LORD, my plea is just; listen to my cry. 3 You have put my heart to the test; You have visited me by night; You have sifted me and You find [] nothing; My intent is that my mouth will not offend. Psalm 18:30 As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. bend your ear! Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. When I get up,I’ll see your full stature    and live heaven on earth. Cancel. I say to God, “Be my Lord!”. Let your eyes behold the right! My God - the high crag where I run for dear … (F), 3 Though you probe my heart,(G)    though you examine me at night and test me,(H)you will find that I have planned no evil;(I)    my mouth has not transgressed. The road they take is Skid Row. I’m not giving up. and lead the parade with our banners. 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