Psalm 7 NIV

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

1 O LORD my God, I take refuge1 in you; save and deliver me2 from all who pursue me,3

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2 or they will tear me like a lion4 and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue5 me.

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3 O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands6--

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4 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause7 have robbed my foe--

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5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake8 me; let him trample my life to the ground9 and make me sleep in the dust.10 "Selah"

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6 Arise,11 O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies.12 Awake,13 my God; decree justice.

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7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high;14

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8 let the LORD judge15 the peoples. Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness,16 according to my integrity,17 O Most High.18

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9 O righteous God,19 who searches minds and hearts,20 bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.21

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10 My shielda22 is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.23

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    • a 7:10 - Or "sovereign"
      11 God is a righteous judge,24 a God who expresses his wrath25 every day.

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      12 If he does not relent,26 heb will sharpen his sword;27 he will bend and string his bow.28

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        • b 7:12 - Or "If a man does not repent, / God"
          13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.29

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          14 He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth30 to disillusionment.

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          15 He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit31 he has made.32

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          16 The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
          17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness33 and will sing praise34 to the name of the LORD Most High.35

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