Psalm 17

A prayer for God’s protection and deliverance

1–5 Prayer from the righteous
6–12 Request for God’s protection
13–15 Prayer for God’s deliverance

  • What kept David from a life of sin (vv. 4–5)?
  • Under the Mosaic Law, what could the righteous believer expect from God (Deut 28:7)? How does that help you understand David’s testimony (vv. 3–5) and request (vv. 1–2, 6–15)?
  • What is the difference between the believer’s and unbeliever’s portion (v. 14)?