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Psalms Chapter 7 - New International Version

1. Psalm 7 A [1] of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite.

1. O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,

2. or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

3. O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--

4. if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe--

5. then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust.

6. Arise, O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.

7. Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high;

8. let the LORD judge the peoples. Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.

9. O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.

10. My shield [2] is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.

11. God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.

12. If he does not relent, he [3] will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.

13. He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.

14. He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.

15. He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made.

16. The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.

17. I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

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Footnotes
  • 1: Or If a man does not repent, God
  • 2: Or strength
  • 3: Or than God

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