Psalms 7

PSALM 7.

Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the  Lord, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.

O  Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
words: or, business
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
none…: Heb. not a deliverer
O  Lord my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands; If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:) Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah. Arise, O  Lord, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded. So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high. The  Lord shall judge the people: judge me, O  Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me. Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. 10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
My…: Heb. My buckler is upon God
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
judgeth…: or, is a righteous judge
12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. 13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors. 14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. 15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
He made a pit: Heb. He hath digged a pit
16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate. 17 I will praise the  Lord according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the  Lord most high.
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