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Psalm 7 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:1 - [fn]A shiggaion[fn] of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite. LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:2 - or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:3 - LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands—
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - if I have repaid my ally with evil or without cause have robbed my foe—
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:5 - then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:6 - Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:7 - Let the assembled peoples gather around you, while you sit enthroned over them on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:8 - Let the LORD judge the peoples. Vindicate me, LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:9 - Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure— you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:10 - My shield[fn] is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:11 - God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:12 - If he does not relent, he[fn] will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:13 - He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:14 - Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:15 - Whoever digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit they have made.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:16 - The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:17 - I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the LORD Most High.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 7:1-17 is numbered 7:2-18.
Title: Probably a literary or musical term
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
Or sovereign
Or If anyone does not repent, / God

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