|[A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush a Benjaminite.]||A Prayer for Justice. Psalm 7|
|O LORD my God, in thee do I take refuge; |
save me from all my pursuers, and deliver me,
|lest like a lion they rend me, dragging me away, |
with none to rescue.
|O LORD my God, if I have done this, |
if there is wrong in my hands,
|if I have requited my friend with evil |
or plundered my enemy without cause,
|let the enemy pursue me and overtake me, |
and let him trample my life to the ground,
and lay my soul in the dust. [Selah]
|Arise, O LORD, in thy anger, |
lift thyself up against the fury of my enemies;
awake, O my God; thou hast appointed a judgment.
|Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about thee; |
and over it take thy seat on high.
|The LORD judges the peoples; judge me, O LORD, |
according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me.
|O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, |
but establish thou the righteous,
thou who triest the minds and hearts,
thou righteous God.
|My shield is with God, |
who saves the upright in heart.
|God is a righteous judge, |
and a God who has indignation every day.
|If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; |
he has bent and strung his bow;
|he has prepared his deadly weapons, |
making his arrows fiery shafts.
|Behold, the wicked man conceives evil, |
and is pregnant with mischief, and brings forth lies.
|He makes a pit, digging it out, |
and falls into the hole which he has made.
|His mischief returns upon his own head, |
and on his own pate his violence descends.
|I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, |
and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord most High.
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