Psalms - Chapter 7 | English Standard Version

  • 1. A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite. O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,
  • 2. lest like a lion they tear my soul apart, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.
  • 3. O LORD my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands,
  • 4. if I have repaid my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause,
  • 5. let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it, and let him trample my life to the ground and lay my glory in the dust. Selah.
  • 6. Arise, O LORD, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.
  • 7. Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you; over it return on high.
  • 8. The LORD judges the peoples; judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me.
  • 9. 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!
  • 10. My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.
  • 11. God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day.
  • 12. If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and readied his bow;
  • 13. he has prepared for him his deadly weapons, making his arrows fiery shafts.
  • 14. Behold, the wicked man conceives evil and is pregnant with mischief and gives birth to lies.
  • 15. He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole that he has made.
  • 16. His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.
  • 17. I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.