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Psalms 7

Psalms 7:1  
Shiggaion of David; a song which he made to the Lord, about the words of Cush the Benjamite. O Lord my God, I put my faith in you; take me out of the hands of him who is cruel to me, and make me free;

Psalms 7:2  
So that he may not come rushing on my soul like a lion, wounding it, while there is no one to be my saviour.

Psalms 7:3  
O Lord my God, if I have done this; if my hands have done any wrong;

Psalms 7:4  
If I have given back evil to him who did evil to me, or have taken anything from him who was against me without cause;

Psalms 7:5  
Let my hater go after my soul and take it; let my life be crushed to the earth, and my honour into the dust. (Selah.)

Psalms 7:6  
Come up, Lord, in your wrath; be lifted up against my haters; be awake, my God, give orders for the judging.

Psalms 7:7  
The meeting of the nations will be round you; take your seat, then, over them, on high.

Psalms 7:8  
The Lord will be judge of the peoples; give a decision for me, O Lord, because of my righteousness, and let my virtue have its reward.

Psalms 7:9  
O let the evil of the evil-doer come to an end, but give strength to the upright: for men's minds and hearts are tested by the God of righteousness.

Psalms 7:10  
God, who is the saviour of the upright in heart, is my breastplate.

Psalms 7:11  
God is the judge of the upright, and is angry with the evil-doers every day.

Psalms 7:12  
If a man is not turned from his evil, he will make his sword sharp; his bow is bent and ready.

Psalms 7:13  
He has made ready for him the instruments of death; he makes his arrows flames of fire.

Psalms 7:14  
That man is a worker of evil; the seed of wrongdoing has given birth to deceit.

Psalms 7:15  
He has made a hole deep in the earth, and is falling into the hole which he has made

Psalms 7:16  
His wrongdoing will come back to him, and his violent behaviour will come down on his head.

Psalms 7:17  
I will give praise to the Lord for his righteousness; I will make a song to the name of the Lord Most High.


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