New Living Translation
if I have betrayed a friend 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:)
Darby Bible Translation
If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (indeed I have freed him that without cause oppressed me;)
World English Bible
if I have rewarded evil to him who was at peace with me (yes, if I have delivered him who without cause was my adversary),
Young's Literal Translation
If I have done my well-wisher evil, And draw mine adversary without cause,
Psalm 7:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:4 Deliver - When it was in my power to destroy him, as 1Sam 24:2 -
LibraryThe Exile --Continued.
There are many echoes of this period of Engedi in the Psalms. Perhaps the most distinctly audible of these are to be found in the seventh psalm, which is all but universally recognised as David's, even Ewald concurring in the general consent. It is an irregular ode--for such is the meaning of Shiggaion in the title, and by its broken rhythms and abrupt transitions testifies to the emotion of its author. The occasion of it is said to be "the words of Cush the Benjamite." As this is a peculiar name …
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David
Twenty-Third Lesson Bear Fruit, that the Father May Give what Ye Ask;'
The Section Chap. I. -iii.
The Blessings of Noah Upon Shem and Japheth. (Gen. Ix. 18-27. )
1 Samuel 24:7
So David restrained his men and did not let them kill Saul. After Saul had left the cave and gone on his way,
1 Samuel 24:10
This very day you can see with your own eyes it isn't true. For the LORD placed you at my mercy back there in the cave. Some of my men told me to kill you, but I spared you. For I said, 'I will never harm the king--he is the LORD's anointed one.'
1 Samuel 26:9
"No!" David said. "Don't kill him. For who can remain innocent after attacking the LORD's anointed one?
No, I have never sinned by cursing anyone or by asking for revenge.
then let my enemies capture me. Let them trample me into the ground and drag my honor in the dust. Interlude
As for my companion, he betrayed his friends; he broke his promises.
They have set an ambush for me. Fierce enemies are out there waiting, LORD, though I have not sinned or offended them.
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