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Psalm 7:9 ASV
O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish thou the righteous: For the righteous God trieth the minds and hearts.
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Psalm 7:9 BBE
O let the evil of the evil-doer come to an end, but give strength to the upright: for men's minds and hearts are tested by the God of righteousness.
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Psalm 7:9 CEB
Please let the evil of the wicked be over, but set the righteous firmly in place because you, the righteous God, are the one who examines hearts and minds.
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Psalm 7:9 CJB
Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and establish the righteous; since you, righteous God, test hearts and minds.
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Psalm 7:9 RHE
(7-10) The wickedness of sinners shall be brought to nought; and thou shalt direct the just: the searcher of hearts and reins is God. Just
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Psalm 7:9 ESV
Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous-- you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God!
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Psalm 7:9 GW
Let the evil within wicked people come to an end, but make the righteous person secure, O righteous God who examines thoughts and emotions.
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Psalm 7:9 GNT
You are a righteous God and judge our thoughts and desires. Stop the wickedness of evildoers and reward those who are good.
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Psalm 7:9 HNV
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the righteous; Their minds and hearts are searched by the righteous God.
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Psalm 7:9 CSB
Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous. The One who examines the thoughts and emotions is a righteous God.
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Psalm 7:9 KJV
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end ; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
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Psalm 7:9 LEB
Let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish [the] righteous, and test the hearts and innermost being, O righteous God.
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Psalm 7:9 NAS
O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds.
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Psalm 7:9 NCV
God, you do what is right. You know our thoughts and feelings. Stop those wicked actions done by evil people, and help those who do what is right.
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Psalm 7:9 NIRV
God, you always do what is right. You look deep down inside the hearts and minds of people. Bring to an end the terrible things sinful people do. Make godly people safe.
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Psalm 7:9 NIV
O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.
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Psalm 7:9 NKJV
Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the just; For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.
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Psalm 7:9 NLT
End the wickedness of the ungodly, but help all those who obey you. For you look deep within the mind and heart, O righteous God.
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Psalm 7:9 NRS
O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous, you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God.
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Psalm 7:9 RSV
O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish thou the righteous, thou who triest the minds and hearts, thou righteous God.
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Psalm 7:9 DBY
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.
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Psalm 7:9 MSG
Close the book on Evil, God, but publish your mandate for us. You get us ready for life: you probe for our soft spots, you knock off our rough edges.
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Psalm 7:9 WBT
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
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Psalm 7:9 TMB
O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just; for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
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Psalm 7:9 TNIV
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure-- you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.
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Psalm 7:9 WEB
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the righteous; Their minds and hearts are searched by the righteous God.
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Psalm 7:9 WYC
The wickedness of sinners be ended; and thou, God, seeking the hearts, that is, thoughts, and reins, that is, delightings, shall (ad)dress a just man. (Let the wickedness of the sinners be ended; and thou, O God, who judgeth our thoughts, and our desires, shall direct the righteous.)
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Psalm 7:9 YLT
Let, I pray Thee be ended the evil of the wicked, And establish Thou the righteous, And a trier of hearts and reins is the righteous God.
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Psalms 7 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 7

The psalmist prays to God to plead his cause, and judge for him. (1-9) He expresses confidence in God, and will give him the glory of his deliverance. (10-17)

Verses 1-9 David flees to God for succour. But Christ alone could call on Heaven to attest his uprightness in all things. All His works were wrought in righteousness; and the prince of this world found nothing whereof justly to accuse him. Yet for our sakes, submitting to be charged as guilty, he suffered all evils, but, being innocent, he triumphed over them all. The plea is, "For the righteous God trieth the hearts and the reins." He knows the secret wickedness of the wicked, and how to bring it to an end; he is witness to the secret sincerity of the just, and has ways of establishing it. When a man has made peace with God about all his sins, upon the terms of grace and mercy, through the sacrifice of the Mediator, he may, in comparison with his enemies, appeal to God's justice to decide.

Verses 10-17 David is confident that he shall find God his powerful Saviour. The destruction of sinners may be prevented by their conversion; for it is threatened, If he turn not from his evil way, let him expect it will be his ruin. But amidst the threatenings of wrath, we have a gracious offer of mercy. God gives sinners warning of their danger, and space to repent, and prevent it. He is slow to punish, and long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish. The sinner is described, ver. ( 14-16 ) , as taking more pains to ruin his soul than, if directed aright, would save it. This is true, in a sense, of all sinners. Let us look to the Saviour under all our trials. Blessed Lord, give us grace to look to thee in the path of tribulation, going before thy church and people, and marking the way by thine own spotless example. Under all the persecutions which in our lesser trials mark our way, let the looking to Jesus animate our minds and comfort our hearts.

Psalms 7 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 7

Psalms 7:1-17 . Shiggaion--a plaintive song or elegy. Though obscure in details, this title seems to intimate that the occasion of this Psalm was some event in David's persecution by Saul. He prays for relief because he is innocent, and God will be glorified in his vindication. He thus passes to the celebration of God's righteous government, in defending the upright and punishing the wicked, whose malignant devices will result in their own ruin; and, confident of God's aid, he closes with rejoicing.

1, 2. Though many enemies set upon him, one is singled out as prominent, and compared to a wild beast tearing his prey to pieces (compare 1 Samuel 20:1 , 23:23 , 26:19 ).

3. if I have done this--that is, the crime charged in the "words of Cush" (compare 1 Samuel 24:9 ).

4. If I have injured my friend.
yea, I have delivered, &c.--This makes a good sense, but interrupts the course of thought, and hence it is proposed to render, "if I have spoiled my enemy"--in either case (compare 1 Samuel 24:4-17 , 1 Samuel 31:8 1 Samuel 31:11 ).

5. This is the consequence, if such has been his conduct.
mine honour--(compare Psalms 3:3 , 4:2 )--my personal and official dignity.

6. God is involved as if hitherto careless of him ( Psalms 3:7 , 9:18 ).
rage--the most violent, like a flood rising over a river's banks.
the judgment . . . commanded--or, "ordained"; a just decision.

7. compass thee--as those seeking justice.
return thou on high--assume the judgment seat, to be honored as a just Ruler by them.

8. Though not claiming innocence in general, he can confidently do so in this case, and in demanding from the Judge of all the earth a judgment, he virtually asks acquittal.

9. the hearts and reins--the affections and motives of men, or the seat of them (compare Psalms 16:7 , 26:2 ); as we use heart and bosom or breast.

10. defence--literally, "shield" ( Psalms 5:12 ).

11. judgeth--as in Psalms 7:8 .
the wicked--Though not expressed, they are implied, for they alone are left as objects of anger.

12, 13. They are here distinctly pointed out, though by changing the person, a very common mode of speech, one is selected as a representative of wicked men generally. The military figures are of obvious meaning.

13. against the persecutors--Some render "for burning," but the former is the best sense. Arrows for burning would be appropriate in besieging a town, not in warring against one man or a company in open fight.

14. The first clause expresses the general idea that wicked men labor to do evil, the others carry out the figure fully.

15, 16. 1 Samuel 18:17 , 31:2 illustrate the statement whether alluded to or not. These verses are expository of Psalms 7:14 , showing how the devices of the wicked end in disappointment, falsifying their expectations.

17. his righteousness--( Psalms 5:8 ). Thus illustrated in the defense of His servant and punishment of the wicked.