Psalms 7:11

11 God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day.

Psalms 7:11 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
English Standard Version (ESV)
11 God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.
New Living Translation (NLT)
11 God is an honest judge. He is angry with the wicked every day.
The Message Bible (MSG)
11 God in solemn honor does things right, but his nerves are sandpapered raw. Nobody gets by with anything.
American Standard Version (ASV)
11 God is a righteous judge, Yea, a God that hath indignation every day.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
11 God is a fair judge, a God who is angered by injustice every day.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
11 God is a righteous judge, and a God who executes justice every day.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
11 God judges fairly. He shows his anger every day.

Psalms 7:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 7:11

God judgeth the righteous
Not all that are thought to be righteous, or think themselves to be so, are such; nor is any man naturally righteous, or of himself, nor by virtue of his obedience to the law of works; but such only are righteous who are made so by the obedience of Christ; these God governs and protects, avenges their injuries and defends their persons; some render the words, "God is a righteous Judge" F6; he is so now in the administrations of his government of the universe, and he will be so hereafter in the general judgment of the world;

and God is angry [with the wicked] every day;
wicked men are daily sinning, and God is always the same in his nature, and has the same aversion to sin continually; and though he is not always making men examples of his wrath, yet his wrath is revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness of men; and there are frequent stances of it; and when he is silent he is still angry, and in his own time will stir up all his wrath, and rebuke in his hot displeasure.


F6 Vid. Aben Ezra & Abendana not. in Miclol. Yophi in loc. (qydu jpwv Myhla) "Deus judex justus", V. L. Munster, Musculus, Montanus, Piscator, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Ainsworth.

Psalms 7:11 In-Context

9 Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure— you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.
10 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day.
12 If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Genesis 18:25; Psalms 9:8; Psalms 67:4; Psalms 75:2; Psalms 96:13; Psalms 98:9; Isaiah 11:4; Jeremiah 11:20; Psalms 50:6
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 9:8
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