New International Version
3 Lord my God, if I have done this
and there is guilt on my hands(G)—
4 if I have repaid my ally with evil
or without cause(H) have robbed my foe—
5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake(I) me;
let him trample my life to the ground(J)
and make me sleep in the dust.[c](K)
6 Arise,(L) Lord, in your anger;
rise up against the rage of my enemies.(M)
Awake,(N) my God; decree justice.
7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you,
while you sit enthroned over them on high.(O)
8 Let the Lord judge(P) the peoples.
Vindicate me, Lord, according to my righteousness,(Q)
according to my integrity,(R) O Most High.(S)
9 Bring to an end the violence of the wicked
and make the righteous secure—(T)
you, the righteous God(U)
who probes minds and hearts.(V)
10 My shield[d](W) is God Most High,
who saves the upright in heart.(X)
11 God is a righteous judge,(Y)
a God who displays his wrath(Z) every day.
12 If he does not relent,(AA)
he[e] will sharpen his sword;(AB)
he will bend and string his bow.(AC)
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons;
he makes ready his flaming arrows.(AD)
14 Whoever is pregnant with evil
conceives trouble and gives birth(AE) to disillusionment.
15 Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out
falls into the pit(AF) they have made.(AG)
16 The trouble they cause recoils on them;
their violence comes down on their own heads.
For the director of music. According to gittith.[g] A psalm of David.
1 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name(AK) in all the earth!
You have set your glory(AL)
in the heavens.(AM)
2 Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold(AN) against your enemies,
to silence the foe(AO) and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens,(AP)
the work of your fingers,(AQ)
the moon and the stars,(AR)
which you have set in place,
4 what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?[h](AS)
5 You have made them[i] a little lower than the angels[j](AT)
and crowned them[k] with glory and honor.(AU)
6 You made them rulers(AV) over the works of your hands;(AW)
you put everything under their[l] feet:(AX)
7 all flocks and herds,(AY)
and the animals of the wild,(AZ)
8 the birds in the sky,
and the fish in the sea,(BA)
all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!(BB)
- Psalm 7:1 In Hebrew texts 7:1-17 is numbered 7:2-18.
- Psalm 7:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
- Psalm 7:5 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
- Psalm 7:10 Or sovereign
- Psalm 7:12 Or If anyone does not repent, / God
- Psalm 8:1 In Hebrew texts 8:1-9 is numbered 8:2-10.
- Psalm 8:1 Title: Probably a musical term
- Psalm 8:4 Or what is a human being that you are mindful of him, / a son of man that you care for him?
- Psalm 8:5 Or him
- Psalm 8:5 Or than God
- Psalm 8:5 Or him
- Psalm 8:6 Or made him ruler . . . ; / . . . his