Psalm 17
Brenton's Septuagint Translation Par ▾ 

Hear My Righteous Plea

1(16:1) A prayer of David. Hearken, O Lord of my righteousness, attend to my petition; give ear to my prayer not uttered with deceitful lips.

2(16:2) Let my judgment come forth from thy presence; let mine eyes behold righteousness.

3(16:3) Thou has proved mine heart; thou hast visited me by night; thou hast tried me as with fire, and unrighteousness has not been found in me: I am purposed that my mouth shall not speak amiss.

4(16:4) As for the works of men, by the words of thy lips I have guarded myself from hard ways.

5(16:5) Direct my steps in thy paths, that my steps slip not.

6(16:6) I have cried, for thou heardest me, O God: incline thine ear to me, and hearken to my words.

7(16:7) Shew the marvels of thy mercies, thou that savest them that hope in thee.

8(16:8) Keep me as the apple of the eye from those that resist thy right hand: thou shalt screen me by the covering of thy wings,

9(16:9) from the face of the ungodly that have afflicted me: mine enemies have compassed about my soul.

10(16:10) They have enclosed themselves with their own fat: their mouth has spoken pride.

11(16:11) They have now cast me out and compassed me round about: they have set their eyes so as to bow them down to the ground.

12(16:12) They laid wait for me as a lion ready for prey, and like a lion's whelp dwelling in secret places.

13(16:13) Arise, O Lord, prevent them, and cast them down: deliver my soul from the ungodly: draw thy sword,

14(16:14) because of the enemies of thine hand: O Lord, destroy them from the earth; scatter them in their life, though their belly has been filled with thy hidden treasures: they have been satisfied with uncleanness, and have left the remnant of their possessions to their babes.

15(16:15) But I shall appear in righteousness before thy face: I shall be satisfied when thy glory appears.

The English translation of The Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1851)

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