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Psalm 7 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The LORD Implored to Defend the Psalmist against the Wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:1 - A [fn]Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD [fn]concerning Cush, a Benjamite.
O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge;
Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:2 - Or he will tear [fn]my soul like a lion,
[fn]Dragging me away, while there is none to deliver.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:3 - O LORD my God, if I have done this,
If there is injustice in my hands,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - If I have rewarded evil to [fn]my friend,
Or have plundered [fn]him who without cause was my adversary,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:5 - Let the enemy pursue [fn]my soul and overtake [fn]it;
And let him trample my life down to the ground
And lay my glory in the dust. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:6 - Arise, O LORD, in Your anger;
Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries,
And arouse Yourself [fn]for me; You have appointed judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:7 - Let the assembly of the peoples encompass You,
And over [fn]them return on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:8 - The LORD judges the peoples;
[fn]Vindicate me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and my integrity that is in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:9 - O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous;
For the righteous God tries the hearts and [fn]minds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:10 - My shield is [fn]with God,
Who saves the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:11 - God is a righteous judge,
And a God who has indignation every day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:12 - If [fn]a man does not repent, He will sharpen His sword;
He has bent His bow and [fn]made it ready.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:13 - He has also prepared [fn]for Himself deadly weapons;
He makes His arrows fiery shafts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:14 - Behold, he travails with wickedness,
And he conceives mischief and brings forth falsehood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:15 - He has dug a pit and hollowed it out,
And has fallen into the hole which he made.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:16 - His mischief will return upon his own head,
And his violence will descend upon [fn]his own pate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:17 - I will give thanks to the LORD according to His righteousness
And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
NASB95 Footnotes
I.e. Dithyrambic rhythm; or wild passionate song
Or, concerning the words of
Or, me
Or, Rending it in pieces, while
Literally: him who was at peace with me
Or, my adversary without cause
Or, me
Or, me
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
One ancient version reads O my God
Literally: it
Literally: Judge
Literally: kidneys, figurative for inner man
Literally: upon
Literally: he
Literally: fixed it
Or, His deadly weapons
I.e. the crown of his own head

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