Psalm 7:7
New International Version
Let the assembled peoples gather around you, while you sit enthroned over them on high.

New Living Translation
Gather the nations before you. Rule over them from on high.

English Standard Version
Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you; over it return on high.

Berean Study Bible
Let the assembled peoples gather around You; take Your seat over them on high.

King James Bible
So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.

New King James Version
So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You; For their sakes, therefore, return on high.

New American Standard Bible
Let the assembly of the peoples encompass You, And return on high over it.

NASB 1995
Let the assembly of the peoples encompass You, And over them return on high.

NASB 1977
And let the assembly of the peoples encompass Thee; And over them return Thou on high.

Amplified Bible
Let the assembly of the nations be gathered around You, And return on high over them.

Christian Standard Bible
Let the assembly of peoples gather around you; take your seat on high over it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let the assembly of peoples gather around You; take Your seat on high over it.

American Standard Version
And let the congregation of the peoples compass thee about; And over them return thou on high.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the congregation of the peoples will surround you, and for its sake you shall return on high.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the congregation of the nations shall compass thee: and for this cause do thou return on high.

Contemporary English Version
Make the nations come to you, as you sit on your throne above them all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and a congregation of people shall surround thee. And for their sakes return thou on high.

English Revised Version
And let the congregation of the peoples compass thee about: and over them return thou on high.

Good News Translation
so bring together all the peoples around you, and rule over them from above.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let an assembly of people gather around you. Take your seat high above them.

International Standard Version
Let the assembly of the peoples gather around you, and you will sit high above them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And let the congregation of the peoples compass Thee about, And over them return Thou on high.

Literal Standard Version
And a congregation of peoples surround You, And over it turn back on high.

NET Bible
The countries are assembled all around you; take once more your rightful place over them!

New Heart English Bible
And let the congregation of the peoples surround you, and rule over them on high.

World English Bible
Let the congregation of the peoples surround you. Rule over them on high.

Young's Literal Translation
And a company of peoples compass Thee, And over it on high turn Thou back,

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Take Refuge in You
6Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; rise up against the fury of my enemies. Awake, my God, and ordain judgment. 7Let the assembled peoples gather around You; take Your seat over them on high. 8The LORD judges the peoples; vindicate me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and integrity.…

Cross References
Psalm 22:27
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD. All the families of the nations will bow down before Him.

Psalm 68:18
You have ascended on high; You have led captives away. You have received gifts from men, even from the rebellious, that the LORD God may dwell there.


Treasury of Scripture

So shall the congregation of the people compass you about: for their sakes therefore return you on high.

So

Psalm 48:11
Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments.

Psalm 58:10,11
The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked…

Revelation 11:17,18
Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned…

return

Psalm 93:4
The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.

Psalm 113:5,6
Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, …

Psalm 138:6
Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.









(7) So shall.--This clause is also in the optative: "let the communities of peoples be gathered round thee."

For their sakes.--Rather, over or above it, as in LXX. The poet has a vision of judgment. Jehovah summons the nations, arranges them at His tribunal, and then returns to His high throne to preside. This explanation is more consonant with the context (see next verse) than to suppose the judgment to have taken place between the two causes of the verse, and the departure of God into the height "as a victor after battle" (Delitzsch), or "in proof of His supremacy as judge" (Ewald). This picture of arraigned nations is certainly in favour of the view which makes the psalm the expression of the feelings of the community rather than of an individual.

Verse 7. - So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about. Titan, if thou wilt show thyself in judgment, the congregation of the peoples - not, apparently, Israel only - will crowd around thee, in acknowledgment of thy majesty, and recognize in thee the righteous Judge of all the earth. For their sakes therefore return thou on high; rather, and above it (or, above them; i.e. above the congregation of the peoples) return thou on high. After coming down to earth, and executing judgment, then go back to thy throne in heaven.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Let the assembled
וַעֲדַ֣ת (wa·‘ă·ḏaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5712: A stated assemblage

peoples
לְ֭אֻמִּים (lə·’um·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3816: A community

encompass You;
תְּסוֹבְבֶ֑ךָּ (tə·sō·wḇ·ḇe·kā)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person feminine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5437: To turn about, go around, surround

take Your seat
שֽׁוּבָה׃ (šū·ḇāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

over them
וְ֝עָלֶ֗יהָ (wə·‘ā·le·hā)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

on high.
לַמָּר֥וֹם (lam·mā·rō·wm)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4791: Altitude


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