Show the world I'm innocent--in your heart you know I am.
Let my vindication come from Your presence; Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright.
Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; let thy eyes behold the things that are equal.
Let the verdict of my innocence come directly from you. Let your eyes observe what is fair.
Make a just decision on my behalf!* Decide what is right!*
17:2 Make a just decision on my behalf!497
tnHeb “From before you may my justice come out.” The prefixed verbal form יָצָא (yatsa’) could be taken as an imperfect, but following the imperatives in v. 1, it is better understood as a jussive of prayer.
Decide what is right!498
tnHeb “May your eyes look at what is right.” The prefixed verbal form is understood as jussive. (See also the preceding note on the word “behalf.”)