PSALM 7 The Lord Implored to Defend the Psalmist against the Wicked. A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush, a Benjamite. 7 1O Lord my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me, 2Or he will tear [C]my soul like a lion, [D]Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver. 3O Lord my God, if I have done this, If there is injustice in my hands, 4If I have rewarded evil to [E]my friend, Or have plundered [F]him who without cause was my adversary, 5Let the enemy pursue [G]my soul and overtake [H]it; And let him trample my life down to the ground And lay my glory in the dust. [I]Selah. 6Arise, O Lord, in Your anger; Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries, And arouse Yourself [J]for me; You have appointed judgment. 7Let the assembly of the peoples encompass You, And over [K]them return on high. 8The Lord judges the peoples; [L]Vindicate me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me. 9O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and [M]minds. 10My shield is [N]with God, Who saves the upright in heart. 11God is a righteous judge, And a God who has indignation every day. 12If [O]a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and [P]made it ready. 13He has also prepared [Q]for Himself deadly weapons; He makes His arrows fiery shafts. 14Behold, he travails with wickedness, And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood. 15He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made. 16His mischief will return upon his own head, And his violence will descend upon [R]his own pate. 17I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
New American Standard Bible® / © 1995 The Lockman Foundation About