Psalm 7:3
New International Version
LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands—

New Living Translation
O LORD my God, if I have done wrong or am guilty of injustice,

English Standard Version
O LORD my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands,

Berean Standard Bible
O LORD my God, if I have done this, if injustice is on my hands,

King James Bible
O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

New King James Version
O LORD my God, if I have done this: If there is iniquity in my hands,

New American Standard Bible
O LORD my God, if I have done this, If there is injustice in my hands,

NASB 1995
O LORD my God, if I have done this, If there is injustice in my hands,

NASB 1977
O LORD my God, if I have done this, If there is injustice in my hands,

Legacy Standard Bible
O Yahweh my God, if I have done this, If there is injustice in my hands,

Amplified Bible
O LORD my God, if I have done this, If there is injustice in my hands,

Christian Standard Bible
LORD my God, if I have done this, if there is injustice on my hands,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yahweh my God, if I have done this, if there is injustice on my hands,

American Standard Version
O Jehovah my God, if I have done this; If there be iniquity in my hands;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
LORD JEHOVAH, my God, if I have done this and if there is evil in my hands,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
O Lord my God, if I have done this; (if there is unrighteousness in my hands;)

Contemporary English Version
I am innocent, LORD God!

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord my God, if I have done this thing, if there be iniquity in my hands:

English Revised Version
O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O LORD my God, if I have done this- if my hands are stained with injustice,

International Standard Version
LORD, my God, if I have done this thing, if there is injustice on my hands,

JPS Tanakh 1917
O LORD my God, if I have done this; If there be iniquity in my hands;

Literal Standard Version
O YHWH, my God, if I have done this, | If there is iniquity in my hands,

Majority Standard Bible
O LORD my God, if I have done this, if injustice is on my hands,

New American Bible
LORD my God, if I have done this, if there is guilt on my hands,

NET Bible
O LORD my God, if I have done what they say, or am guilty of unjust actions,

New Revised Standard Version
O LORD my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands,

New Heart English Bible
LORD, my God, if I have done this, if there is iniquity in my hands,

Webster's Bible Translation
O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there is iniquity in my hands;

World English Bible
Yahweh, my God, if I have done this, if there is iniquity in my hands,

Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, my God, if I have done this, If there is iniquity in my hands,

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Take Refuge in You
2or they will shred my soul like a lion and tear me to pieces with no one to rescue me. 3O LORD my God, if I have done this, if injustice is on my hands, 4if I have rewarded my ally with evil, if I have plundered my foe without cause,…

Cross References
1 Samuel 24:10
Behold, this day you have seen with your own eyes that the LORD delivered you into my hand in the cave. I was told to kill you, but I spared you and said, 'I will not lift my hand against my lord, since he is the LORD's anointed.'

1 Samuel 24:11
See, my father, look at the corner of your robe in my hand. For I cut it off, but I did not kill you. See and know that there is no evil or rebellion in my hands. I have not sinned against you, even though you are hunting me down to take my life.

1 Samuel 25:28
Please forgive your servant's offense, for the LORD will surely make a lasting dynasty for my lord, because he fights the LORD's battles. May no evil be found in you as long as you live.

Psalm 59:3
See how they lie in wait for me. Fierce men conspire against me for no transgression or sin of my own, O LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

if I

Psalm 59:3
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Joshua 22:22
The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the LORD, (save us not this day,)

1 Samuel 20:8
Therefore thou shalt deal kindly with thy servant; for thou hast brought thy servant into a covenant of the LORD with thee: notwithstanding, if there be in me iniquity, slay me thyself; for why shouldest thou bring me to thy father?

if there

Psalm 66:18
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

1 Samuel 24:11
Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that there is neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it.

Job 11:14
If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.

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Psalm 7
1. David prays against the malice of his enemies, professing his innocence
10. By faith he sees his defense, and the destruction of his enemies














(3) This--i.e., this with which I am charged--the Benjamite's slander.

If there be iniquity.--A comparison with 1Samuel 24:12-13, and still more 1Samuel 26:18, shows how closely this psalm is connected with the two notorious instances of David's magnanimous and generous conduct towards Saul.

Verse 3. - O Lord my God, if I have done this; i.e. "this which is laid to my charge." The general charge against David in Saul's lifetime was that he "sought the king's hurt" (1 Samuel 24:9). Afterwards he was accused of being "a bloody man" (2 Samuel 16:8) - the death of Ishbosheth, and perhaps of others, being regarded as his work. If there be iniquity in my hands. If, i.e., I have committed any criminal act, if any definite offence can be charged against me. Human weakness and imperfection David does not mean to deny, but, like Job, he maintains in a certain qualified sense his righteousness.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
O LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

my God,
אֱ֭לֹהַי (’ĕ·lō·hay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

I have done
עָשִׂ֣יתִי (‘ā·śî·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

this,
זֹ֑את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

if
אִֽם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

injustice
עָ֥וֶל (‘ā·wel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5766: Injustice, unrighteousness

is
יֶשׁ־ (yeš-)
Adverb
Strong's 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

on my hands,
בְּכַפָּֽי׃ (bə·ḵap·pāy)
Preposition-b | Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan


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