Psalm 7 ESV

In You Do I Take Refuge

A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.

1 O LORD my God, in you do I 1take refuge; 2save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,

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2 lest like 3a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with 4none to deliver.

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3 O LORD my God, 5if I have done this, if there is 6wrong in my hands,

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4 if I have repaid 7my frienda with evil or 8plundered my enemy without cause,

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    • i 7:4 - Hebrew the one at peace with me
      5 let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it, and let him 9trample my life to the ground and lay my glory in the dust. Selah

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      6 10Arise, O LORD, in your anger; 11lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; 12awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.

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      7 Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you; over it return on high.
      8 The LORD 13judges the peoples; 14judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me.

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      9 Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous-- you who 15test 16the minds and hearts,b O righteous God!

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        • j 7:9 - Hebrew the hearts and kidneys
          10 My shield is 17with God, who saves 18the upright in heart.

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          11 God is 19a righteous judge, and a God who feels 20indignation every day.

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          12 If a manc does not repent, Godd will 21whet his sword; he has 22bent and 23readied his bow;

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              13 he has prepared for him his deadly weapons, making his 24arrows 25fiery shafts.

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              14 Behold, the wicked man 26conceives evil and is 27pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies.

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              15 He makes 28a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made.

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              16 His 29mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.

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              17 I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will 30sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.

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