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Psalms 7 (asv)

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Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto Jehova, concerning the words of Cush a Benjamite.

7:1O Jehovah my God, in thee do I take refuge:

Save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me,

7:2Lest they tear my soul like a lion,

Rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

7:3O Jehovah my God, if I have done this;

If there be iniquity in my hands;

7:4If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me;

(Yea, I have delivered him that without cause was mine adversary;)

7:5Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it;

Yea, let him tread my life down to the earth,

And lay my glory in the dust.


7:6Arise, O Jehovah, in thine anger;

Lift up thyself against the rage of mine adversaries,

And awake for me; thou hast commanded judgment.

7:7And let the congregation of the peoples compass thee about;

And over them return thou on high.

7:8Jehovah ministereth judgment to the peoples:

Judge me, O Jehovah, according to my righteousness, and to mine integrity that is in me.

7:9O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish thou the righteous:

For the righteous God trieth the minds and hearts.

7:10My shield is with God,

Who saveth the upright in heart.

7:11God is a righteous judge,

Yea, a God that hath indignation every day.

7:12If a man turn not, he will whet his sword;

He hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

7:13He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death;

He maketh his arrows fiery shafts.

7:14Behold, he travaileth with iniquity;

Yea, he hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

7:15He hath made a pit, and digged it,

And is fallen into the ditch which he made.

7:16His mischief shall return upon his own head,

And his violence shall come down upon his own pate.

7:17I will give thanks unto Jehovah according to his righteousness,

And will sing praise to the name of Jehovah Most High.


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