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Psalm 7

A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite.

O Lord my God, in You I put my trust;
    save me from all those who persecute me, and deliver me,
lest they tear my soul like a lion,
    rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

O Lord my God, if I have done this,
    if there is iniquity in the palms of my hands,
if I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me,
    or have delivered my adversary without cause,
then may the enemy pursue my life and overtake me;
    may my enemy trample my life to the ground,
    and lay my honor in the dust. Selah

Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
    rise up because of the rage of my adversaries,
    and awaken Yourself for me; You have commanded justice.
The congregation of the peoples surround You;
    return above it to heaven’s heights.
    The Lord will judge the peoples;
grant me justice, O Lord, according to my righteousness,
    and according to my integrity within me.
May the evil of the wicked come to an end;
    may You vindicate the righteous one;
You are a righteous God who examines the minds and hearts.

10 My defense depends on God,
    who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge,
    and God has indignation every day.
12 If one does not repent,
    God will sharpen His sword;
    He has bent His bow and made it ready.
13 He has prepared for Himself deadly weapons;
    He makes His arrows flaming shafts.

14 The wicked man writhes in pain of iniquity;
    he has conceived mischief and brought forth falsehood.
15 He who digs a hole and hollows it
    will then fall into his own pit.
16 His mischief will return on his own head;
    his violence will descend on the crown of his own head.

17 I will thank the Lord according to His righteousness,
    and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.