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Psalm 17

Psalm 17

A prayer of David.

Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;
    listen to my cry.
Hear my prayer—
    it does not rise from deceitful lips.
Let my vindication come from you;
    may your eyes see what is right.

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.
Though people tried to bribe me,
    I have kept myself from the ways of the violent
    through what your lips have commanded.
My steps have held to your paths;
    my feet have not stumbled.

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
    turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show me the wonders of your great love,
    you who save by your right hand
    those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
    hide me in the shadow of your wings
from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
    from my mortal enemies who surround me.

10 They close up their callous hearts,
    and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me,
    with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion hungry for prey,
    like a fierce lion crouching in cover.

13 Rise up, Lord, confront them, bring them down;
    with your sword rescue me from the wicked.
14 By your hand save me from such people, Lord,
    from those of this world whose reward is in this life.
May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies;
    may their children gorge themselves on it,
    and may there be leftovers for their little ones.

15 As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face;
    when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 17

无辜者的祈祷

大卫的祈祷。

1耶和华啊,
求你听我祈求公义的声音,
侧耳听我的呼求,
垂听我真诚的祷告。
愿你宣判我无罪,
愿你明察是非。
你试验过我的心思,
夜间鉴察过我,磨炼过我,
找不出任何过犯;
我立志口不犯罪。
我遵守你的教导,洁身自守,
不与残暴之徒同流。
我坚定地走你的道路,
从未偏离。
上帝啊!我向你祈祷,
因为你必应允我。
求你垂听我的祷告。
求你彰显你奇妙的慈爱,
用右手拯救投靠你的人脱离仇敌。
求你保护我,像保护眼中的瞳仁,
用你的翅膀荫庇我,
救我脱离恶人的攻击,
脱离四围杀气腾腾的仇敌。
10 他们良心丧尽,口出狂言。
11 他们穷追围堵,
伺机把我打倒在地。
12 他们像急于撕碎猎物的饿狮,
又像蹲伏在暗处的猛狮。
13 耶和华啊,
求你起来迎头击倒他们,
求你持刀救我脱离恶人。
14 耶和华啊,
求你伸手救我脱离这些人,
脱离这些只在今生有福分的世人。
你使他们财宝无数。
他们儿女众多,
还把财富留给子孙。
15 但我因持守公义必见你的面;
我醒来见到你就心满意足了。