Psalms

Psalm 7 ©

1David prayeth against the malice of his enemies, professing his innocence. 10By faith he seeth his defence, and the destruction of his enemies.

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aShiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the 1words of bCush the Benjamite.

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cO LORD my God, din thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

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Lest he etear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is 2none to deliver.

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O LORD my God, fif I have done this; if there be giniquity in my hands;

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If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, hI have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)

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Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him itread down my life upon the earth, and lay jmine honour in the dust. Selah.

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kArise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and lawake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

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So mshall the congregation of the people *compass thee about: for their sakes therefore nreturn thou on high.

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The LORD shall judge the people: ojudge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

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Oh plet the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but qestablish the just: rfor the righteous God trieth the hearts and *reins.

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3My sdefence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

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4God tjudgeth the righteous, and uGod is angry with the wicked every day.

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If vhe turn not, he will wwhet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

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He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he xordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

x De. 32.23,24. Ps. 45.5. Job 18; 20; 22.
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Behold, yhe travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

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5He made a pit, and digged it, zand is fallen into the ditch which he made.

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His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own *pate.

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aI will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.