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Psalm 7 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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In You Do I Take Refuge

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:1 - A Shiggaion[fn] of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.
O LORD my God, in you do I take refuge;
save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:2 - lest like a lion they tear my soul apart,
rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:3 - O LORD my God, if I have done this,
if there is wrong in my hands,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - if I have repaid my friend[fn] with evil
or plundered my enemy without cause,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:5 - let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it,
and let him trample my life to the ground
and lay my glory in the dust. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:6 - Arise, O LORD, in your anger;
lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies;
awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:7 - Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you;
over it return on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:8 - The LORD judges the peoples;
judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness
and according to the integrity that is in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:9 - Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
and may you establish the righteous—
you who test the minds and hearts,[fn]
O righteous God!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:10 - My shield is with God,
who saves the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:11 - God is a righteous judge,
and a God who feels indignation every day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:12 - If a man[fn] does not repent, God[fn] will whet his sword;
he has bent and readied his bow;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:13 - he has prepared for him his deadly weapons,
making his arrows fiery shafts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:14 - Behold, the wicked man conceives evil
and is pregnant with mischief
and gives birth to lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:15 - He makes a pit, digging it out,
and falls into the hole that he has made.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:16 - His mischief returns upon his own head,
and on his own skull his violence descends.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:17 - I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness,
and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.
ESV Footnotes
Probably a musical or liturgical term
Hebrew the one at peace with me
Hebrew the hearts and kidneys
Hebrew he
Hebrew he

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