David, in confidence of his integrity, craveth defence of God against his enemies.
Psalms 17:1 Heare ye right (O LORDE) cosidre my coplaynte: herken vnto my prayer, that goeth not out of a fayned mouth. Psalms 17:2 Let my sentence come forth fro thy presence, and loke vpon the thinge that is equall. Psalms 17:3 Thou hast proued & visited myne herte in the night season: thou hast tried me in the fyre, & hast founde no wickednes in me: for I vtterly purposed, that my mouth shulde not offende. Psalms 17:4 Because of the wordes of thy lippes, I haue kepte me fro the workes of men, in ye waye off the murthurer. Psalms 17:5 Oh ordre thou my goynges in thy pathes, that my fote steppes slippe not. Psalms 17:6 For vnto the I crie, heare me o God: enclyne thine eares to me, and herke vnto my wordes. Psalms 17:7 Shewe yi maruelous louinge kindnesse, thou that sauest them which put their trust in the, from soch as resist thy right honde. Psalms 17:8 Kepe me as the apple of an eye, defende me vnder the shadowe of thy wynges. Psalms 17:9 From the vngodly that trouble me, fro myne enemies which compasse my soule rounde aboute.
He sheweth their pride, craft, and eagerness.
Psalms 17:10 Which manteyne their owne welthynesse with oppression, & their mouth speaketh proude thinges. Psalms 17:11 They lye waytinge in or waye on euery syde, turnynge their eyes downe to the grounde. Psalms 17:12 Like as a lyon that is gredy of his pray, & as it were a lyons whelpe lurckynge in his denne.
He prayeth against them in confidence of his hope.
Psalms 17:13 Vp LORDE, dispoynte him & cast him downe: delyuer my soule with thy swerde from the vngodly. Psalms 17:14 Fro the men of thy honde (o LORDE) from the men off the worlde, which haue their porcion in this life: whose belies thou fyllest with thy treasure. Psalms 17:15 They haue children at their desyre, and leaue the reste of their substauce for their babes. But as for me, I will beholde thy presence in rightuousnes: and when thy glory appeareth, I shal be satisfied.