Psalm 7 NIV

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

1 abLORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,

References for Psalms 7:1

    • l 7:1 - In Hebrew texts 7:1-17 is numbered 7:2-18.
    • m 7:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

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      3 LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands—

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      4 if I have repaid my ally with evil or without cause have robbed my foe—

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      5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust.c

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        • n 7:5 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
          6 Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.

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          7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you, while you sit enthroned over them on high.

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          8 Let the LORD judge the peoples. Vindicate me, LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.

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          9 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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          10 My shieldd is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.

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            • o 7:10 - Or "sovereign"
              11 God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day.

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              12 If he does not relent, hee will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.

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                • p 7:12 - Or "If anyone does not repent," / "God"
                  13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.

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                  14 Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.

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                  15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.

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                  16 The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.
                  17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.

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