Psalms Chapter 7 |
1 Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord, concerning Cush, a Benjaminite.
2O Lord, my God, in You I seek refuge;
deliver me from all my pursuers and save me,
3lest, like a lion, they tear me apart,
rending in pieces, and no one save me.
4O Lord, my God, if I have done such things,
if my hands bear the guilt of wrongdoing,
5if I have dealt evil to my ally,
—I who rescued my foe without reward—
6then let the enemy pursue and overtake me;
let him trample my life to the ground,
and lay my body in the dust. Selah.
7Rise, O Lord, in Your anger;
assert Yourself against the fury of my foes;
bestir Yourself on my behalf;
You have ordained judgment.
8 Let the assembly of peoples gather about You,
with You enthroned above, on high.
9The Lord judges the peoples;
vindicate me, O Lord,
for the righteousness and blamelessness that are mine.
10Let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous;
he who probes the mind and conscience is God the
11I look to God to shield me;
the deliverer of the upright.
12God vindicates the righteous;
God pronounces doom each day.
13If one does not turn back, but whets his sword,
bends his bow and aims it,
14then against himself he readies deadly weapons,
and makes his arrows sharp.
15See, he hatches evil, conceives mischief,
and gives birth to fraud.
16He has dug a pit and deepened it,
and will fall into the trap he made.
17His mischief will recoil upon his own head;
his lawlessness will come down upon his skull.
18I will praise the Lord for His righteousness,
and sing a hymn to the name of the Lord Most High.