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The believer appeals to the LORD for protection from the enemy.

BibleGateway: Psalm 17:1-15

ESV Text: Psalm 17:1-15

KJV Text:

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     1 A prayer of David. Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. 2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thine eyes behold the things that are equal. 3 Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. 4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. 5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not. 6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech. 7 shew thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand them which put their trust in thee from those that rise up against them.

     8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, 9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about. 10 They are enclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly. 11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth; 12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. 13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: 14 From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes. 15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 426:
The Lord my Shepherd Is

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1. The Lord my Shepherd is, 
I shall be well supplied. 
Since He is mine and I am His, 
What can I want beside? 

2. He leads me to the place 
Where heav’nly pasture grows, 
Where living waters gently pass 
And full salvation flows. 

3. If e’er I go astray, 
He doth my soul reclaim 
And guides me in His own right way 
For His most holy name. 

4. While He affords His aid, 
I cannot yield to fear; 
Though I should walk through death’s dark shade, 
My Shepherd’s with me there. 

5. Amid surrounding foes 
Thou dost my table spread; 
My cup with blessing overflows, 
And joy exults my head. 

6. The bounties of Thy love 
Shall crown my following days, 
Nor from Thy house will I remove 
Nor cease to speak Thy praise. 

Hymn: LSB 754 Entrust Your Days and Burdens