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Psalm 7 (Complete Jewish Bible)

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1 A shiggayon of David, which he sang to ADONAI because of Kush the Ben-Y'mini: ADONAI my God, in you I take refuge. Save me from all my pursuers, and rescue me; 2 otherwise, they will maul me like a lion and tear me apart, with no rescuer present. 3 ADONAI my God, if I have caused this, if there is guilt on my hands, 4 if I paid back evil to him who was at peace with me, when I even spared those who opposed me without cause; 5 then let the enemy pursue me until he overtakes me and tramples my life down into the earth; yes, let him lay my honor in the dust. (Selah) 6 Rise up, ADONAI, in your anger! Arouse yourself against the fury of my foes. Wake up for me; you commanded justice. 7 May the assembly of the peoples surround you; may you return to rule over them from on high. 8 ADONAI, who dispenses judgment to the peoples, judge me, ADONAI, according to my righteousness and as my integrity deserves. 9 Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and establish the righteous; since you, righteous God, test hearts and minds. 10 My shield is God, who saves the upright in heart. 11 God is a righteous judge, a God whose anger is present every day. 12 If a person will not repent, he sharpens his sword. He has bent his bow, made it ready; 13 he has also prepared for him weapons of death, his arrows, which he has made into burning shafts. 14 Look how the wicked is pregnant with evil; he conceives trouble, gives birth to lies. 15 He makes a pit, digs it deep, and falls into the hole he made. 16 His mischief will return onto his own head, his violence will recoil onto his own skull. 17 I thank ADONAI for his righteousness and sing praise to the name of ADONAI 'Elyon.
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