Psalm 17





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Deuteronomy 32:9–12 (ESV)

9  But the Lord’s portion is his people,

Jacob his allotted heritage.

10  “He found him in a desert land,

and in the howling waste of the wilderness;

he encircled him, he cared for him,

he kept him as the apple of his eye.

11  Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,

that flutters over its young,

spreading out its wings, catching them,

bearing them on its pinions,

12  the Lord alone guided him,

no foreign god was with him.

Isaiah 26:19 (ESV)

19  Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise.

You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy!

For your dew is a dew of light,

and the earth will give birth to the dead.

Daniel 12:1 (ESV)

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.


modified Psalm 17:1–5

(Not a translation, more of an application of Biblical Theology to the text, this is a reworking to point to our dependence on Jesus’ innocence, not our own. It’s based on the ESV)

1  Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry!

Give ear to my prayer
in the name of the one whose lips are free of deceit!

From your presence let my vindication come!

Let your eyes behold the right!


You have tried my Saviour’s heart,
you have visited me by night,

you have tested him, and you will find nothing;

He has purposed that his mouth will not transgress.

With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips

He has avoided the ways of the violent.

His steps have held fast to your paths;

His feet have not slipped.