Psalm 7:4
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English Standard Version
if I have repaid my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause,

King James Bible
If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)

American Standard Version
If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (Yea, I have delivered him that without cause was mine adversary;)

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I have rendered to them that repaid me evils, let me deservedly fall empty before my enemies.

English Revised Version
If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause was mine adversary:)

Webster's Bible Translation
If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (yes, I have delivered him that without cause is my enemy:)

Psalm 7:4 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 6:9-11) Even before his plaintive prayer is ended the divine light and comfort come quickly into his heart, as Frisch says in his "Neuklingende Harfe Davids." His enemies mock him as one forsaken of God, but even in the face of his enemies he becomes conscious that this is not his condition. Thrice in Psalm 6:9, Psalm 6:10 his confidence that God will answer him flashes forth: He hears his loud sobbing, the voice of his weeping that rises towards heaven, He hears his supplication, and He graciously accepts his prayer. The twofold שׁמע expresses the fact and יקח its consequence. That which he seems to have to suffer, shall in reality be the lot of his enemies, viz., the end of those who are rejected of God: they shall be put to shame. The בּושׁ, Syr. behet, Chald. בּהת, בּהת, which we meet with here for the first time, is not connected with the Arab. bht, but (since the Old Arabic as a rule has t` as a mediating vowel between ש and t, )ת with Arab. bât, which signifies "to turn up and scatter about things that lie together (either beside or upon each other)" eruere et diruere, disturbare, - a root which also appears in the reduplicated form Arab. bṯṯ: to root up and disperse, whence Arab. battun, sorrow and anxiety, according to which therefore בּושׁ ( equals בּושׁ as Arab. bâta equals bawata) prop. signifies disturbare, to be perplexed, lose one's self-control, and denotes shame according to a similar, but somewhat differently applied conception to confundi, συγχεῖσθαι, συγχύνεσθαι. ויבּהלוּ points back to Psalm 6:2, Psalm 6:3 : the lot at which the malicious have rejoiced, shall come upon themselves. As is implied in יבשׁוּ ישׁבוּ, a higher power turns back the assailants filled with shame (Psalm 9:4; Psalm 35:4).

What an impressive finish we have here in these three Milels, jashûbu jebôshu rāga), in relation to the tripping measure of the preceding words addressed to his enemies! And, if not intentional, yet how remarkable is the coincidence, that shame follows the involuntary reverse of the foes, and that יבשׁו in its letters and sound is the reverse of ישׁבו! What music there is in the Psalter! If composers could but understand it!!

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If I

Psalm 55:20 He has put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he has broken his covenant.

Psalm 109:5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

Genesis 44:4 And when they were gone out of the city, and not yet far off, Joseph said to his steward, Up, follow after the men...

Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries the hearts.

Jeremiah 18:20,21 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dig a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before you to speak good for them...

I have

1 Samuel 24:7,10,11 So David stayed his servants with these words, and suffered them not to rise against Saul. But Saul rose up out of the cave...

1 Samuel 26:9-17,24 And David said to Abishai, Destroy him not: for who can stretch forth his hand against the LORD's anointed, and be guiltless...

without

1 Samuel 19:4,5 And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David...

1 Samuel 20:1 And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done? what is my iniquity?...

1 Samuel 22:14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all your servants as David, which is the king's son in law...

1 Samuel 24:11-15,17-19 Moreover, my father, see, yes, see the skirt of your robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of your robe, and killed you not...

1 Samuel 25:28,29 I pray you, forgive the trespass of your handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house...

1 Samuel 26:21 Then said Saul, I have sinned: return, my son David: for I will no more do you harm, because my soul was precious in your eyes this day...

Cross References
1 Samuel 24:7
So David persuaded his men with these words and did not permit them to attack Saul. And Saul rose up and left the cave and went on his way.

1 Samuel 24:10
Behold, this day your eyes have seen how the LORD gave you today into my hand in the cave. And some told me to kill you, but I spared you. I said, 'I will not put out my hand against my lord, for he is the LORD's anointed.'

1 Samuel 26:9
But David said to Abishai, "Do not destroy him, for who can put out his hand against the LORD's anointed and be guiltless?"

Job 31:30
(I have not let my mouth sin by asking for his life with a curse),

Psalm 7:5
let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it, and let him trample my life to the ground and lay my glory in the dust. Selah

Psalm 55:20
My companion stretched out his hand against his friends; he violated his covenant.

Psalm 59:3
For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no transgression or sin of mine, O LORD,

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