14. Psalm 17- Deliverance from the wicked

Hear a just cause, O YHWH, Attend to my cry! Give Ear to my Prayer from lips free of deceit! From You Let my Vindication Come! Let Your Eyes See what is Right! Yea, if You Try my heart, if You Visit me by night, if You Test me, You will find no wickedness in me, my mouth does not transgress. In regard to the works of the wicked, by the Word Of Your Lips I have avoided the destroyers. My steps have held fast to Your Paths, my feet have not slipped. So I call upon You, for You Will Answer me: O God Incline Your Ear To me, Hear my words. Wondrously Show Your Steadfast Love, O Savior of all who seek refuge from their adversaries at Your Right Hand. Keep me as the apple of Your Eye! Hide me in the Shadow of Your Wings from the wicked who wish to wrong me, yea my foolish enemies who surround me. They close their hearts to pity and speak in arrogance with their mouths. They track me down and surround me, they set their eyes to cast me to the ground. Like lions eager to tear, as young lions lurking in ambush. So Arise, O Lord! Confront them, Overthrow them! Again Deliver my life From the wicked by Your Sword, From evil By Your Hand, O Lord, from those whose portion in life is only of this world. May their bellies be filled with what You Have Stored Up for them to give them ease in this life while forgetting the next yea and may their children have more than enough, may they too leave something of it inheritance over to their babes. for further temptations to them As for me, I seek only to behold Your Face in Righteousness, yea when I awake, resurrected I shall be quite satisfied with beholding Your Form! Imagine that and strive to make it happen!