Psalm 17 a prayer through David

(tune: #398 O to be Like Thee)
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1 Hear the right, O Lord. To my song attend.
Give ear to my unfeigned entreaty. (1.1)
2  Let my judgment come forth from Your presence.
Things that are upright, let Your eyes see.
3 You have proved my heart, You have visited
in the night; You have examined me.
You're finding nothing. That which I have thought,
out from my mouth, it shall not proceed.
4 As for men's works, by the word of Your lips,
 I'm kept from the paths of the violent.
5 Uphold my goings that my feet don't slip
from Your pathways that You Yourself went.
6  I have called on You, for You answer me.
Incline Your ear (6.1), God. Hear what I say.
7 Show wondrously Your right hand of mercy.
Save those who trust from those who self-raise. (7.1)
8  Keep me as the apple, as the daughter,
of the most tender part of the eye.
 Hide me under the shadow of Your wings
9       from wicked who oppress such as I.

My soul's enemies, who encompass me,
10        they are enclosed in their own rich fat.
With their great mouths, they speak arrogantly.
11       They have now compassed us in our tracks.
They have set their eyes to cast us to earth,
12      like a lion greedy of his prey,
like a young lion, lurking in secret.
13      Arise, O Lord, put him in dismay.
Do overthrow them; deliver my soul,
from the lawless ones, who are Your sword,
14  from men who're Your hand, O Lord, from men who
are of this world, who have their reward.

You fill their belly with Your hid treasure,
they are satisfied with many sons.
Their children have all that they desire,
and they leave for them their abundance.
15  As for me, I am beholding Your face,
not shamed nor fearful in righteousness.
I will be satisfied when I awake,
beholding You, having Your likeness.

 1.1 - lit. Give ear to my prayer that goes not out of feigned lips
 6.1 - lit. God, Incline your ear to me. Hear what I say.
7.1. v7 - lit. Show wondrously Your mercy by Your right hand, You who save those who trust from those who rise up.

Psalms 30:5 For a moment is passed in his anger, a life in his favor; at even weeping cometh for the night, and at morn there is rejoicing.
Psalms 42:4 These things I remember and have poured out my soul within me: how I passed along with the multitude, how I went on with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, a festive multitude.
Psalms 47:1 All ye peoples, clap your hands; shout unto God with the voice of triumph!
Psalms 105:43 And he brought forth his people with gladness, his chosen with rejoicing;
Psalms 107:22 And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works in joyful song.
Psalms 118:15 The voice of triumph and salvation is in the tents of the righteous: the right hand of Jehovah doeth valiantly;
Psalms 126:2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with rejoicing: then said they among the nations, Jehovah hath done great things for them.
Psalms 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap with rejoicing:
Psalms 126:6 He goes forth and weeps, bearing seed for scattering; he cometh again with rejoicing, bearing his sheaves.
Proverbs 11:10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
Isaiah 14:7 The whole earth is at rest, is quiet: they break forth into singing.
Isaiah 35:10 And the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come to Zion with singing; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 44:23 Sing, ye heavens; for Jehovah hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth; break forth into singing, ye mountains, the forest, and every tree therein! For Jehovah hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.
Isaiah 48:20 Go ye forth from Babylon, flee from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing; declare, cause this to be heard, utter it to the end of the earth; say ye, Jehovah hath redeemed his servant Jacob.
Isaiah 49:13 Shout, ye heavens; and be joyful, thou earth; and break forth into singing, ye mountains: for Jehovah hath comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted ones.
Isaiah 51:11 So the ransomed of Jehovah shall return, and come to Zion with singing; and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy; sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 54:1 Exult, thou barren, that didst not bear; break forth into singing, and shout for joy, thou that didst not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife, saith Jehovah.
Isaiah 55:12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Zephaniah 3:17 Jehovah thy God is in thy midst, a mighty one that will save: he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love; he will exult over thee with singing.
Psalm 88:2 Let my prayer come before thee; incline thine ear unto my cry. 3 For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh to Sheol.
Psalms 106:44 But he regarded their distress, when he heard their cry;
Psalms 142:6 Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.
Jeremiah 14:12 When they fast, I will not hear their cry; and when they offer up burnt-offering and oblation, I will not accept them: for I will consume them by sword, and by famine, and by pestilence.
John 5:38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he sent, him ye believe not.
39 Ye search the scriptures, because ye think that in them ye have eternal life; and these are they which bear witness of me;
40 and ye will not come to me, that ye may have life.
Matthew 5:42 To him that asks of thee give, and from him that desires to borrow of thee turn not away.
Psalm 37:21 The wicked borrows, and does not repay; but the righteous is gracious and gives.
 1 Cor 13:7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Matthew 24:12 And because lawlessness shall have been multiplied, the love of the many will grow cold.
Deuteronomy 32:10  He found him in a desert land, And in the waste, howling wilderness; He compassed him about, he watched over him, He preserved him as the apple of his eye.
Proverbs 7:2  Keep my commandments, and live; and my teaching, as the apple of thine eye.
Lamentations 2:18  Their heart cried unto the Lord. O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a torrent day and night: give thyself no respite; let not the apple of thine eye rest.
Zechariah 2:8  For thus saith Jehovah of hosts: After the glory, hath he sent me unto the nations that made you a spoil; for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.
1 Sam 23:26 And Saul went on this side of the mountain, and David and his men on that side of the mountain; and David made haste to get away for fear of Saul; for Saul and his men compassed David and his men to take them.
27 But there came a messenger to Saul, saying, Haste thee and come; for the Philistines have made a raid against the land.
28 And Saul returned from pursuing after David, and went against the Philistines; therefore they called that place Sela-hammahlekoth.
1 Sam 24:3 And he came to the sheepfolds by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet; and David and his men were abiding in the recesses of the cave.
4 And David's men said to him, Behold the day of which Jehovah said to thee, Behold, I will give thine enemy into thy hand, that thou may do to him as it shall seem good to thee. And David arose, and cut off the skirt of Saul's robe secretly.
5 And it came to pass afterwards that David's heart smote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt.
6 And he said to his men, Jehovah forbid that I should do this thing to my master, Jehovah's anointed, to stretch forth my hand against him, for he is the anointed of Jehovah.
7 And David checked his men with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. And Saul rose up out of the cave, and went on his way.
1 Corinthians 15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
1 Cor 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding and reflecting as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord the Spirit.
2 Corinthians 4:6 Seeing it is God, that said, Light shall shine out of darkness, who shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:29 For whom He foreknew, He also foreordained to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.
Romans 12:2 And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Phil 3:20  For our commonwealth exists in the heavens, from which also we eagerly await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,  
21  Who will transfigure the body of our humiliation to be  conformed  to the body of His glory, according to His operation by which He is able even to subject all things to Himself.
Col 3:10  And have put on the new man, which is being renewed unto full knowledge according to the  image  of Him who created him
John 11:11 These things spake he: and after this he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus is fallen asleep; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore He saith, Awake, you that sleeps, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall shine upon you.
Romans 6:5  For if we have grown together with Him in the  likeness  of His death, indeed we will also be in the  likeness  of His resurrection.
Phil 3:10  To know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being  conformed  to His death,  
11  If perhaps I may attain to the out-resurrection from the dead.  

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