17:24. And I shall be spotless with him: and shall keep myself from my iniquity.
17:25. And the Lord will reward me according to my justice: and according to the cleanness of my hands before his eyes.
17:26. With the holy thou wilt be holy; and with the innocent man thou wilt be innocent:
17:27. And withe the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse thou wilt be perverted.
17:28. For thou wilt save the humble people; but wilt bring down the eyes of the proud.
17:29. For thou lightest my lamp, O Lord: O my God, enlighten my darkness.
17:30. For by thee I shall be delivered from temptation; and through my God I shall go over a wall.
17:31. As for my God, his way is undefiled: the words of the Lord are fire-tried: he is the protector of all that trust in him.
17:32. For who is God but the Lord? or who is God but our God?
17:33. God, who hath girt me with strength; and made my way blameless.
17:34. Who hath made my feet like the feet of harts: and who setteth me upon high places.
17:35. Who teacheth my hands to war: and thou hast made my arms like a brazen bow.
17:36. And thou hast given me the protection of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath held me up: And thy discipline hath corrected me unto the end: and thy discipline, the same shall teach me.
17:37. Thou hast enlarged my steps under me; and my feet are not weakened.
17:38. I will pursue after my enemies, and overtake them: and I will not turn again till they are consumed.
17:39. I will break them, and they shall not be able to stand: they shall fall under my feet.
17:40. And thou hast girded me with strength unto battle; and hast subdued under me them that rose up against me.
17:41. And thou hast made my enemies furn their back upon me, and hast destroyed them that hated me.
17:42. They cried, but there was none to save them, to the Lord: but he heard them not.
17:43. And I shall beat them as small as the dust before the wind; I shall bring them to nought, like the dirt in the streets.
17:44. Thou wilt deliver me from the contradictions of the people; thou wilt make me head of the Gentiles.
17:45. A people which I knew not, hath seerved me: at the hearing of the ear they have obeyed me.
17:46. The children that are strangers have lied to me, strange children have faded away, and have halted from their paths.
17:47. The Lord liveth, and blessed by my God, and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
17:48. O God, who avengest me, and subduest the people under me, my deliverer from my enraged enemies.
17:49. And thou wilt lift me up above them that rise up against me: from the unjust man thou wilt deliver me.
17:50. Therefore will I give glory to thee, O Lord, among the nations, and I will sing a psalm to thy name.
17:51. Giving great deliverance to his king, and shewing mercy to David, his anointed: and to his seed for ever.
Psalms Chapter 18
The works of God shew forth his glory: his law is greatly to be esteemed and loved.
18:1. Unto the end. APsalm Chapter for David.
18:2. The heavens shew forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the work of his hands.
18:3. Day to day uttereth speech, and night to night sheweth knowledge.
18:4. There are no speeches nor languages, where their voices are not heard.
18:5. Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth: and their words unto the ends of the world.
18:6. He hath set his tabernacle in the sun: and he as a bridegroom coming out of his bridechamber, Hath rejoiced as a giant to run the way:
18:7. His going out is from the end of heaven, And his circuit even to the end thereof: and ther is no one that can hide himself from his heat.
18:8. The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones.
18:9. The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts: the commandment of the Lord is lightsome, enlightening the eyes.
18:10. The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for ever and ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves.
18:11. More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb.
18:12. For thy servant keepeth them, and in keeping them there is a great reward.
18:13. Who can understand sins? from my secret ones cleanse me, O Lord:
18:14. And from those of others spare thy servant. If they shall have no dominion over me, then shall I be without spot: and I shall be cleansed form the greatest sin.
18:15. And the words of my mouth shall be such as may please: and the meditation of my heart always in thy sight. O Lord, my helper and my Redeemer.
Psalms Chapter 19
Exaudiat te Dominus.
A prayer for the king.
19:1. Unto the end. A psalm for David.