1 {Shiggaion of David, which he sang to Jehovah, concerning the words of Cush the Benjaminite.} Jehovah my God, in thee have I trusted: save me from all my pursuers, and deliver me;
2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, crushing it while there is no deliverer.
3 Jehovah my God, if I have done this, if there be iniquity in my hands;
4 If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me; (indeed I have freed him that without cause oppressed me;)

References for Psalms 7:4

    • a 7:4 - Or 'or have despoiled him that,' &c.
      5 Let the enemy pursue after my soul, and take [it], and let him tread down my life to the earth, and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.

      References for Psalms 7:5

        • b 7:5 - Or 'cause mine honour to dwell.'
          6 Arise, Jehovah, in thine anger; lift thyself up against the raging of mine oppressors, and awake for me: thou hast commanded judgment.
          7 And the assembly of the peoples shall encompass thee; and for their sakes return thou on high.

          References for Psalms 7:7

            • c 7:7 - Or 'over them,' or 'above it,' i.e. 'the assembly.'
              8 Jehovah shall minister judgment to the peoples. Judge me, Jehovah, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity which is in me.

              References for Psalms 7:8

                • d 7:8 - Ammim, the peoples in connection with Israel, brought into relationship with Israel.
                • e 7:8 - Or 'be it unto me.'
                  9 Oh let the wrong of the wicked come to an end, and establish thou the righteous [man]; even thou that triest the hearts and reins, the righteous God.
                  10 My shield is with God, who saveth the upright in heart.
                  11 God is a righteous judge, and a God who is indignant all the day.

                  References for Psalms 7:11

                    • f 7:11 - Or 'God judgeth the righteous.'
                    • g 7:11 - Or 'and God is angry in every day.'
                      12 If one turn not, he will sharpen his sword; he hath bent his bow and made it ready,

                      References for Psalms 7:12

                        • h 7:12 - Or, 'if he,' i.e. 'the wicked one.'
                        • i 7:12 - Or 'adjusted it.'
                          13 And he hath prepared for him instruments of death; his arrows hath he made burning.

                          References for Psalms 7:13

                            • j 7:13 - Or 'pointed at him.'
                              14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, yea, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood:
                              15 He digged a pit, and hollowed it out, and is fallen into the hole that he made.
                              16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
                              17 I will praise Jehovah according to his righteousness, and will sing forth the name of Jehovah the Most High.

                              References for Psalms 7:17

                                • k 7:17 - Or 'thank;' and so Ps. 9.1.