Psalm 7
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1A Meditation of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite. O LORD my God, in You I put my trust; Save me from all those who persecute me; And deliver me,1O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,
2Lest they tear me like a lion, Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.2lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.
3O LORD my God, if I have done this: If there is iniquity in my hands,3O LORD my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands,
4If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me, Or have plundered my enemy without cause,4if I have repaid my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause,
5Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me; Yes, let him trample my life to the earth, And lay my honor in the dust. Selah5let 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
6Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies; Rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded!6Arise, O LORD, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.
7So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You; For their sakes, therefore, return on high.7Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you; over it return on high.
8The LORD shall judge the peoples; Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, And according to my integrity within me.8The LORD judges the peoples; judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me.
9Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the just; For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.9Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous— you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God!
10My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart.10My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.
11God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day.11God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.
12If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready.12If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow;
13He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.13he has prepared for him his deadly weapons, making his arrows fiery shafts.
14Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.14Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies.
15He made a pit and dug it out, And has fallen into the ditch which he made.15He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made.
16His trouble shall return upon his own head, And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown.16His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.
17I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.17I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.
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