Psalm 17 ©
1 David appealeth to God for his innocence, and prayeth to be saved from his enemies: 10 he sheweth their pride and eagerness to ruin him: 13 he prayeth against worldly men, expressing his own confidence in God.
A aPrayer of David.
Thou fhast *proved mine heart; thou hast gvisited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; hI am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
Concerning the works of men, iby the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
From the wicked 5that oppress me, from 6my deadly enemies, who *compass me about.
7Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion 8lurking in secret places.
11From men which are thy uhand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have vtheir portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure : 12they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.