Psalm 7
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1I come to you for protection, O LORD my God. Save me from my persecutors—rescue me!1O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,
2If you don’t, they will maul me like a lion, tearing me to pieces with no one to rescue me.2lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.
3O LORD my God, if I have done wrong or am guilty of injustice,3O LORD my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands,
4if I have betrayed a friend or plundered my enemy without cause,4if I have repaid my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause,
5then let my enemies capture me. Let them trample me into the ground and drag my honor in the dust. Interlude5let 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
6Arise, O LORD, in anger! Stand up against the fury of my enemies! Wake up, my God, and bring justice!6Arise, O LORD, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.
7Gather the nations before you. Rule over them from on high.7Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you; over it return on high.
8The LORD judges the nations. Declare me righteous, O LORD, for I am innocent, O Most High!8The LORD judges the peoples; judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me.
9End the evil of those who are wicked, and defend the righteous. For you look deep within the mind and heart, O righteous God.9Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous— you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God!
10God is my shield, saving those whose hearts are true and right.10My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.
11God is an honest judge. He is angry with the wicked every day.11God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.
12If a person does not repent, God will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.12If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow;
13He will prepare his deadly weapons and shoot his flaming arrows.13he has prepared for him his deadly weapons, making his arrows fiery shafts.
14The wicked conceive evil; they are pregnant with trouble and give birth to lies.14Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies.
15They dig a deep pit to trap others, then fall into it themselves.15He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made.
16The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads.16His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.
17I will thank the LORD because he is just; I will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.17I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.
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