Psalm 7
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1A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite. O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue 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!
2Or he will tear my soul like a lion, Dragging me away, 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 injustice in my hands,3O LORD my God, if I have done what they say, or am guilty of unjust actions,
4If I have rewarded evil to my friend, Or have plundered him who without cause was my adversary,4or have wronged my ally, or helped his lawless enemy,
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.5may 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 up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries, And arouse Yourself for me; You have appointed judgment.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!
7Let the assembly of the peoples encompass You, And over them return on high.7The countries are assembled all around you; take once more your rightful place over them!
8The LORD judges the peoples; Vindicate me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.8The LORD judges the nations. Vindicate me, LORD, because I am innocent, because I am blameless, O Exalted One!
9O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries 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 shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart.10The Exalted God is my shield, the one who delivers the morally upright.
11God is a righteous judge, And a God who has indignation every day.11God is a just judge; he is angry throughout the day.
12If a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and made it ready.12If a person does not repent, God sharpens his sword and prepares to shoot his bow.
13He has also prepared for Himself deadly weapons; He makes His arrows fiery shafts.13He prepares to use deadly weapons against him; he gets ready to shoot flaming arrows.
14Behold, he travails with wickedness, And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood.14See the one who is pregnant with wickedness, who conceives destructive plans, and gives birth to harmful lies--
15He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made.15he digs a pit and then falls into the hole he has made.
16His mischief will return upon his own head, And his violence will descend upon his own pate.16He becomes the victim of his own destructive plans and the violence he intended for others falls on his own head.
17I will give thanks to 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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