New Believers Bible - Flipbook - Page 149
P S A L M 17
A psalm of David.
Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord?
Who may enter your presence on your
2 Those who lead blameless lives and do what
speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
3 Those who refuse to gossip
or harm their neighbors
or speak evil of their friends.
4 Those who despise flagrant sinners,
and honor the faithful followers of the
and keep their promises even when it
5 Those who lend money without charging
and who cannot be bribed to lie about
Such people will stand firm forever.
A psalm* of David.
Keep me safe, O God,
for I have come to you for refuge.
I said to the Lord, “You are my Master!
Every good thing I have comes from you.”
3 The godly people in the land
are my true heroes!
I take pleasure in them!
4 Troubles multiply for those who chase after
I will not take part in their sacrifices
or even speak the names of their gods.
Lord, you alone are my inheritance, my cup
You guard all that is mine.
6 The land you have given me is a pleasant
What a wonderful inheritance!
I will bless the Lord who guides me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I know the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for he is right
No wonder my heart is glad, and I rejoice.*
My body rests in safety.
10 For you will not leave my soul among
or allow your holy one* to rot in the grave.
You will show me the way of life,
granting me the joy of your presence
and the pleasures of living with you
A prayer of David.
O Lord, hear my plea for justice.
Listen to my cry for help.
Pay attention to my prayer,
for it comes from honest lips.
2 Declare me innocent,
for you see those who do right.
You have tested my thoughts and examined
my heart in the night.
You have scrutinized me and found
I am determined not to sin in what I say.
4 I have followed your commands,
which keep me from following cruel and
5 My steps have stayed on your path;
I have not wavered from following you.
6 I am praying to you because I know you will
answer, O God.
Bend down and listen as I pray.
7 Show me your unfailing love in wonderful
By your mighty power you rescue
those who seek refuge from their
8 Guard me as you would guard your
Hide me in the shadow of your wings.
9 Protect me from wicked people who
from murderous enemies who
10 They are without pity.
Listen to their boasting!
11 They track me down and surround me,
watching for the chance to throw me
to the ground.
12 They are like hungry lions, eager to tear
like young lions hiding in ambush.
13 Arise, O Lord!
Stand against them, and bring them
to their knees!
Rescue me from the wicked with your
14 By the power of your hand, O Lord,
destroy those who look to this world
for their reward.
16:TITLE Hebrew miktam. This may be a literary or musical term. 16:9 Greek version reads and my tongue shouts his
praises. Compare Acts 2:26. 16:10a Hebrew in Sheol. 16:10b Or your Holy One. 16:11 Greek version reads You have
shown me the way of life, / and you will fill me with the joy of your presence. Compare Acts 2:28. 17:8 Hebrew as the pupil
of your eye.