Bible: Ps 7

Psalm 7 1 

7:1 A musical composition 2  by David, which he sang to the Lord concerning 3  a Benjaminite named Cush. 4 

O Lord my God, in you I have taken shelter. 5 

Deliver me from all who chase me! Rescue me!

7:2 Otherwise they will rip 6  me 7  to shreds like a lion;

they will tear me to bits and no one will be able to rescue me. 8 

7:3 O Lord my God, if I have done what they say, 9 

or am guilty of unjust actions, 10 

7:4 or have wronged my ally, 11 

or helped his lawless enemy, 12 

7:5 may an enemy relentlessly chase 13  me 14  and catch me; 15 

may he trample me to death 16 

and leave me lying dishonored in the dust. 17  (Selah)

7:6 Stand up angrily, 18  Lord!

Rise up with raging fury against my enemies! 19 

Wake up for my sake and execute the judgment you have decreed for them! 20 

7:7 The countries are assembled all around you; 21 

take once more your rightful place over them! 22 

7:8 The Lord judges the nations. 23 

Vindicate me, Lord, because I am innocent, 24 

because I am blameless, 25  O Exalted One! 26 

7:9 May the evil deeds of the wicked 27  come to an end! 28 

But make the innocent 29  secure, 30 

O righteous God,

you who examine 31  inner thoughts and motives! 32 

7:10 The Exalted God is my shield, 33 

the one who delivers the morally upright. 34 

7:11 God is a just judge;

he is angry throughout the day. 35 

7:12 If a person 36  does not repent, God sharpens his sword 37 

and prepares to shoot his bow. 38 

7:13 He prepares to use deadly weapons against him; 39 

he gets ready to shoot flaming arrows. 40 

7:14 See the one who is pregnant with wickedness,

who conceives destructive plans,

and gives birth to harmful lies 41 

7:15 he digs a pit 42 

and then falls into the hole he has made. 43 

7:16 He becomes the victim of his own destructive plans 44 

and the violence he intended for others falls on his own head. 45 

7:17 I will thank the Lord for 46  his justice;

I will sing praises to the sovereign Lord! 47 

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