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,1A musical composition by David, which he sang to the LORD concerning a Benjaminite named Cush. O LORD my God, in you I have taken shelter. Deliver me from all who chase 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; they will tear me to bits and no one will be able to rescue me.
3O LORD my God, if I have done this: If there is iniquity in my hands,3O LORD my God, if I have done what they say, or am guilty of unjust actions,
4If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me, Or have plundered my enemy without cause,4or have wronged my ally, or helped his lawless enemy,
5Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me; Yes, let him trample my life to the earth, And lay my honor in the dust. Selah5may an enemy relentlessly chase me and catch me; may he trample me to death and leave me lying dishonored 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!6Stand up angrily, LORD! Rise up with raging fury against my enemies! Wake up for my sake and execute the judgment you have decreed for them!
7So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You; For their sakes, therefore, return on high.7The countries are assembled all around you; take once more your rightful place over them!
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 nations. Vindicate me, LORD, because I am innocent, because I am blameless, O 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.9May the evil deeds of the wicked come to an end! But make the innocent secure, O righteous God, you who examine inner thoughts and motives!
10My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart.10The Exalted God is my shield, the one who delivers the morally upright.
11God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day.11God is a just judge; he is angry throughout the day.
12If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready.12If a person does not repent, God sharpens his sword and prepares to shoot his bow.
13He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.13He prepares to use deadly weapons against him; he gets ready to shoot flaming arrows.
14Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity; Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.14See the one who is pregnant with wickedness, who conceives destructive plans, and gives birth to harmful lies--
15He made a pit and dug it out, And has fallen into the ditch which he made.15he digs a pit and then falls into the hole he has made.
16His trouble shall return upon his own head, And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown.16He becomes the victim of his own destructive plans and the violence he intended for others falls on his own head.
17I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.17I will thank the LORD for his justice; I will sing praises to the sovereign LORD!
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