Psalm 7:5
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New International Version
then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust.

New Living Translation
then let my enemies capture me. Let them trample me into the ground and drag my honor in the dust. Interlude

English Standard Version
let 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

New American Standard Bible
Let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it; And let him trample my life down to the ground And lay my glory in the dust. Selah.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
may an enemy pursue and overtake me; may he trample me to the ground and leave my honor in the dust. Selah

International Standard Version
then, 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.

NET Bible
may an enemy relentlessly chase me and catch me; may he trample me to death and leave me lying dishonored in the dust. (Selah)

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
May the enemy persecute my soul, and let him seize it and tread my life into the ground, and destroy my honor into the dust.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
then let the enemy chase me and catch me. Let him trample my life into the ground. Let him lay my honor in the dust. [Selah]

Jubilee Bible 2000
Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; let him tread down my life upon the earth and lay my honour in the dust. Selah.

King James 2000 Bible
Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay my honor in the dust. Selah.

American King James Version
Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yes, let him tread down my life on the earth, and lay my honor in the dust. Selah.

American Standard Version
Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it; Yea, let him tread my life down to the earth, And lay my glory in the dust. Selah

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the enemy pursue my soul, and take it, and tread down my life on the earth, and bring down my glory to the dust.

Darby Bible Translation
Let the enemy pursue after my soul, and take [it], and let him tread down my life to the earth, and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.

English Revised Version
Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it; yea, let him tread my life down to the earth, and lay my glory in the dust. Selah

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yes, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay my honor in the dust. Selah.

World English Bible
let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it; yes, let him tread my life down to the earth, and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
An enemy pursueth my soul, and overtaketh, And treadeth down to the earth my life, And my honour placeth in the dust. Selah.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:1-9 David flees to God for succour. But Christ alone could call on Heaven to attest his uprightness in all things. All His works were wrought in righteousness; and the prince of this world found nothing whereof justly to accuse him. Yet for our sakes, submitting to be charged as guilty, he suffered all evils, but, being innocent, he triumphed over them all. The plea is, For the righteous God trieth the hearts and the reins. He knows the secret wickedness of the wicked, and how to bring it to an end; he is witness to the secret sincerity of the just, and has ways of establishing it. When a man has made peace with God about all his sins, upon the terms of grace and mercy, through the sacrifice of the Mediator, he may, in comparison with his enemies, appeal to God's justice to decide.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it. "If I have been guilty of any of these acts, then let my enemy not only persecute my soul, as he is doing (vers. 1, 2), but take it - make it his prey - obtain full power over it." Yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth; i.e. "utterly destroy me and bring me to ruin." And not only so, but also lay mine honour in the dust; i.e. "bring me down to the grave with shame." Compare the imprecations of Job upon himself (Job 31:8, 10, 22, 40).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it,.... That is, if the above things he was charged with could be proved against him; then he was content that Saul his enemy should pursue after him, and apprehend him, and bring him to justice, by taking away his life from him;

yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth; with the utmost indignation and contempt, without showing any mercy; as the lion treads down his prey, and tears it to pieces, Micah 5:8; or as the potter treads his clay under foot, Isaiah 41:25;

and lay mine honour in the dust; meaning either his life and soul, as before; denominating himself from his better part, and which he elsewhere calls his glory, Psalm 16:9; see Genesis 49:6; or else his body, as R. Judah Ben Balaam, who is blamed for it by Jarchi; or rather his fame, credit, and reputation, that he had gained, both by his courage and valour in the field, and by his wise and prudent behaviour at court, 1 Samuel 18:7. Should he appear to be guilty of the crimes he was accused of, he is willing to have his glorious name buried in the dust of oblivion, and his memory perish for ever. The words are to be considered as a strong assertion of his innocence, in an appeal to God, the searcher of hearts, and the trier of the reins of men; and as imprecating on himself the worst of evils, should it not appear; see Job 31:21.

Selah; Aben Ezra renders "selah", "in truth", "let it be so"; and the Targum renders it, as usual, "for ever"; See Gill on Psalm 3:2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. This is the consequence, if such has been his conduct.

mine honour—(compare Ps 3:3; 4:2)—my personal and official dignity.

Psalm 7:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
I Take Refuge in You
4If I have rewarded evil to my friend, Or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary, 5Let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it; And let him trample my life down to the ground And lay my glory in the dust. Selah. 6Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries, And arouse Yourself for me; You have appointed judgment.…
Cross References
Job 16:15
"I have sewed sackcloth over my skin and buried my brow in the dust.

Psalm 7:4
if I have repaid my ally with evil or without cause have robbed my foe--

Psalm 7:6
Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
Treasury of Scripture

Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yes, let him tread down my life on the earth, and lay my honor in the dust. Selah.

Let

Job 31:5-10,38-40 If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot has hurried to deceit…

tread

Psalm 44:5 Through you will we push down our enemies: through your name will …

Psalm 60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread …

Job 40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down …

Isaiah 10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people …

Isaiah 63:3 I have trodden the wine press alone; and of the people there was …

Zechariah 10:5 And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in …

Malachi 4:3 And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under …

lay

Psalm 49:12 Nevertheless man being in honor stays not: he is like the beasts that perish.

Job 16:15 I have sewed sackcloth on my skin, and defiled my horn in the dust.

Job 40:13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.

Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake you shall be ashamed, …

Selah

Psalm 3:2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah.

Habakkuk 3:13 You went forth for the salvation of your people, even for salvation …

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