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Psalm 7 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Prayer and Praise for Deliverance from Enemies
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:1 - A Meditation[fn] of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite.

O LORD my God, in You I put my trust;
Save me from all those who persecute me;
And deliver me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:2 - Lest they tear me like a lion,
Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:3 - O LORD my God, if I have done this:
If there is iniquity in my hands,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:4 - If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me,
Or have plundered my enemy without cause,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:5 - Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me;
Yes, let him trample my life to the earth,
And lay my honor in the dust. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:6 - Arise, O LORD, in Your anger;
Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies;
Rise up for me[fn] to the judgment You have commanded!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:7 - So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You;
For their sakes, therefore, return on high.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:8 - The LORD shall judge the peoples;
Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness,
And according to my integrity within me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:9 - Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end,
But establish the just;
For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:10 - My defense is of God,
Who saves the upright in heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:11 - God is a just judge,
And God is angry with the wicked every day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:12 - If he does not turn back,
He will sharpen His sword;
He bends His bow and makes it ready.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:13 - He also prepares for Himself instruments of death;
He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:14 - Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity;
Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:15 - He made a pit and dug it out,
And has fallen into the ditch which he made.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:16 - His trouble shall return upon his own head,
And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 7:17 - I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness,
And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
NKJV Footnotes
Hebrew Shiggaion
Following Masoretic Text, Targum, and Vulgate; Septuagint reads O LORD my God.

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