New International Version
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure-- you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.
King James Bible
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
Darby Bible Translation
Oh let the wrong of the wicked come to an end, and establish thou the righteous [man]; even thou that triest the hearts and reins, the righteous God.
World English Bible
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; their minds and hearts are searched by the righteous God.
Young's Literal Translation
Let, I pray Thee be ended the evil of the wicked, And establish Thou the righteous, And a trier of hearts and reins is the righteous God.
Psalm 7:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The wickedness of the wicked - The iniquity of Saul's conduct.
But establish the just - Show the people my uprightness.
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"I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy." --PSALM vii. 4. That is the noblest revenge, and in those moments David had intimate knowledge of the spirit of his Lord. "If thine enemy hunger, feed him!" Evil for good is devil-like. To receive a favour and to return a blow! To obtain the gift of language, and then to use one's speech to curse the giver! To use a sacred sword is unholy warfare! All this is devil-like. Evil for evil is beast-like. Yes, the dog bites back when it is …
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Some General Uses from this Useful Truth, that Christ is the Truth.
He Does Battle for the Faith; He Restores Peace among those who were at Variance; He Takes in Hand to Build a Stone Church.
I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.
The LORD is in his holy temple; the LORD is on his heavenly throne. He observes everyone on earth; his eyes examine them.
The LORD examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.
For the LORD is righteous, he loves justice; the upright will see his face.
Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;
Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
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