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,1LORD, my God, I seek refuge in you. Deliver me from those who persecute me! Rescue me!
2Lest they tear me like a lion, Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.2Otherwise, they will rip me to shreds like a lion, tearing me apart with no one to rescue me.
3O LORD my God, if I have done this: If there is iniquity in my hands,3LORD, my God, if I have done this thing, if there is injustice on 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 rewarded those who did me good with evil, if I have plundered my enemy without justification,
5Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me; Yes, let him trample my life to the earth, And lay my honor in the dust. Selah5then, let my enemy pursue me, let him overtake me, and let him trample my life to the ground. Interlude Let him put my honor into the dust.
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!6Get up, LORD, in your anger! Rise up, because of the fury of my enemies; Arouse yourself for me; you have ordained justice.
7So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You; For their sakes, therefore, return on high.7Let the assembly of the peoples gather around you, and you will sit high above them.
8The LORD shall judge the peoples; Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, And according to my integrity within me.8For the LORD will judge the peoples. Judge me according to my righteousness, LORD, and according to my integrity, Exalted One.
9Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the just; For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.9Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous. For you are the righteous God who discerns the inner thoughts.
10My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart.10God is my shield, the one who delivers the upright in heart.
11God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day.11God is a righteous judge, a God who is angry with sinners every day.
12If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready.12If the ungodly one doesn't repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will string his bow and prepare it.
13He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.13He prepares weapons of death for himself, he makes his arrows into fiery shafts.
14Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.14But the wicked one travails with evil, he conceives malice and gives birth to lies.
15He made a pit and dug it out, And has fallen into the ditch which he made.15He digs a pit, even excavates it; then he fell into the hole that he had made.
16His trouble shall return upon his own head, And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown.16The trouble he planned will return on his own head, and his violence will descend on his skull.
17I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.17But as for me, I will praise the LORD for his righteousness, and I will sing to the name of the LORD Most High.
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.The Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
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