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Psalm 17. Exaudi, Domine.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - The Third Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. HEAR the right, O Lord, consider my complaint, *
    and hearken unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
  2. Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; *
    and let thine eyes look upon the thing that is equal.
  3. Thou hast proved and visited mine heart in the night season; thou hast tried me, and shalt find no wickedness in me; *
    for I am utterly purposed that my mouth shall not offend.
  4. As for the works of men, *
    by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the ways of the destroyer.
  5. O hold thou up my goings in thy paths, *
    that my footsteps slip not.
  6. I have called upon thee, O God, for thou shalt hear me: *
    incline thine ear to me, and hearken unto my words.
  7. Show thy marvellous loving-kindness, thou that art the Saviour of them which put their trust in thee, *
    from such as resist thy right hand.
  8. Keep me as the apple of an eye; *
    hide me under the shadow of thy wings,
  9. From the ungodly, that trouble me; *
    mine enemies compass me round about, to take away my soul.
  10. They are inclosed in their own fat, *
    and their mouth speaketh proud things.
  11. They lie waiting in our way on every side, *
    watching to cast us down to the ground;
  12. Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, *
    and as it were a lion's whelp lurking in secret places.
  13. Up, Lord, disappoint him, and cast him down; *
    deliver my soul from the ungodly, by thine own sword;
  14. Yea, by thy hand, O Lord; from the men of the evil world; *
    which have their portion in this life, whose bellies thou fillest with thy hid treasure.
  15. They have children at their desire, *
    and leave the rest of their substance for their babes.
  16. But as for me, I shall behold thy presence in righteousness; *
    and when I awake up after thy likeness, I shall be satisfied.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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