Psalm 7 NAS

The LORD Implored to Defend the Psalmist against the Wicked.

A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite.

1 O LORD my God, 1in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and 2deliver me,

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2 Or he will tear amy soul 3like a lion, bDragging me away, while there is none to deliver.

References for Psalms 7:2

    • — 7:2 - Or "me"
    • ˜ 7:2 - Or "Rending it in pieces, while"
      3 O LORD my God, if I have done this, If there is 4injustice in my hands,

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      4 If I have 5rewarded evil to cmy friend, Or have 6plundered dhim who without cause was my adversary,

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        • ™ 7:4 - Lit "him who was at peace with me"
        • š 7:4 - Or "my adversary without cause"
          5 Let the enemy pursue emy soul and overtake fit; And let him trample my life down to the ground And lay my glory in the dust. gSelah.

          References for Psalms 7:5

            • › 7:5 - Or "me"
            • œ 7:5 - Or me
            •  7:5 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
              6 7Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; 8Lift up Yourself against 9the rage of my adversaries, And 10arouse Yourself hfor me; You have appointed judgment.

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                • ž 7:6 - One ancient version reads "O my God"
                  7 Let the assembly of the 11peoples encompass You, And over ithem return on high.

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                    • Ÿ 7:7 - Lit "it"
                      8 The LORD 12judges the peoples; j13Vindicate me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.

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                        •   7:8 - Lit "Judge"
                          9 O let 14the evil of the wicked come to an end, but 15establish the righteous; For the righteous God 16tries the hearts and kminds.

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                            • ¡ 7:9 - Lit "kidneys," figurative for inner man
                              10 My 17shield is lwith God, Who 18saves the upright in heart.

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                              11 God is a 19righteous judge, And a God who has 20indignation every day.

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                              12 If ma man 21does not repent, He will 22sharpen His sword; He has 23bent His bow and nmade it ready.

                              References for Psalms 7:12

                                • £ 7:12 - Lit "he"
                                • ¤ 7:12 - Lit "fixed it"
                                  13 He has also prepared ofor Himself deadly weapons; He makes His 24arrows fiery shafts.

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                                    • ¥ 7:13 - Or "His deadly weapons"
                                      14 Behold, he travails with wickedness, And he 25conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood.

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                                      15 He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has 26fallen into the hole which he made.

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                                      16 His 27mischief will return upon his own head, And his 28violence will descend upon phis own pate.

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                                        • ¦ 7:16 - I.e. the crown of his own head
                                          17 I will give thanks to the LORD 29according to His righteousness And will 30sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.

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