I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God;
Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.
Wondrously show Your lovingkindness,
O Savior of those who take refuge [a]at Your right hand
From those who rise up against them.
Keep me as [b]the apple of the eye;
Hide me in the shadow of Your wings
From the wicked who despoil me,
My deadly enemies who surround me.
They have closed their [c]unfeeling heart,
With their mouth they speak proudly.
They have now surrounded us in our steps;
They set their eyes to cast us down to the ground.
He is like a lion that is eager to tear,
And as a young lion lurking in hiding places.
- Psalm 17:7 Or from those who rise up...at Your right hand
- Psalm 17:8 Lit the pupil, the daughter of the eye
- Psalm 17:10 Lit fat