Psalm 17: Who’s the Boss?
Psalms Part 17 of 150
A Prayer by David.
1 Hear, Yahweh, my righteous plea;
Give ear to my prayer, that doesn’t go out of deceitful lips.
2 Let my sentence come forth from your presence.
From your presence? That doesn’t sound right for some reason. Shouldn’t it be your presence it comes from which it comes forth?
Let your eyes look on equity.
3 You have proved my heart.
You have visited me in the night.
You have tried me, and found nothing.
Then why does he allow you to be harassed by your own son? Why are you chased all around the country and into the mountains? Why couldn’t your god have stopped it from happening?
I have resolved that my mouth shall not disobey.
4 As for the works of men, by the word of your lips,
I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.
Lying sack of shit. Read you own story again moron!
5 My steps have held fast to your paths.
My feet have not slipped.
6 I have called on you, for you will answer me, God.
Turn your ear to me.
Hear my speech.
7 Show your marvelous loving kindness,
you who save those who take refuge by your right hand from their enemies.
He who has millions killed. He who has children mutilated. He who has virgins given to his priests.
8 Keep me as the apple of your eye.
That apple has a worm in it.
Hide me under the shadow of your wings,
That feathery freak has lice.
9 from the wicked who oppress me,
my deadly enemies, who surround me.
10 They close up their callous hearts.
With their mouth they speak proudly.
11 They have now surrounded us in our steps.
And your god allowed it to happen. Wake up.
They set their eyes to cast us down to the earth.
12 He is like a lion that is greedy of his prey,
as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
13 Arise, Yahweh, confront him.
Cast him down.
How loving and merciful of you.
Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword;
You would ask God to kill for you?
14 from men by your hand, Yahweh,
from men of the world, whose portion is in this life.
You fill the belly of your cherished ones.
Your sons have plenty,
and they store up wealth for their children.
15 As for me, I shall see your face in righteousness.
I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with seeing your form.
Maybe you’d be happier if you just lived a good life and took care of people without all the bloodshed.