The Lord Implored to Defend the Psalmist against the Wicked.
A [a]Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord[b]concerning Cush, a Benjamite.
7 O Lord my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me, 2 Or he will tear [c]my soul like a lion, [d]Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done this, If there is injustice in my hands, 4 If I have rewarded evil to [e]my friend, Or have plundered [f]him who without cause was my adversary, 5 Let the enemy pursue [g]my soul and overtake [h]it; And let him trample my life down to the ground And lay my glory in the dust. [i]Selah.
6 Arise, O Lord, in Your anger; Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries, And arouse Yourself [j]for me; You have appointed judgment. 7 Let the assembly of the peoples encompass You, And over [k]them return on high. 8 The Lordjudges the peoples; [l]Vindicate me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me. 9 O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; For the righteous God tries the hearts and [m]minds. 10 My shield is [n]with God, Who saves the upright in heart. 11 God is a righteous judge, And a God who has indignation every day.
12 If [o]a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword; He has bent His bow and [p]made it ready. 13 He has also prepared [q]for Himself deadly weapons; He makes His arrows fiery shafts. 14 Behold, he travails with wickedness, And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood. 15 He has dug a pit and hollowed it out, And has fallen into the hole which he made. 16 His mischief will return upon his own head, And his violence will descend upon [r]his own pate.
17 I will give thanks to the Lordaccording to His righteousness And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
Psalm 7:1I.e. Dithyrambic rhythm; or wild passionate song
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