7:1 Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD, concerning
the words of Cush the Benjaminite. O LORD my God, in thee do I
put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and
7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending [it] in pieces,
while [there is] none to deliver.
7:3 O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there is iniquity in
7:4 If I have rewarded evil to him that was at peace with me;
(yes, I have delivered him that without cause is my enemy:)
7:5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take [it]; yes, let him
tread down my life upon the earth, and lay my honor in the
7:6 Arise, O LORD, in thy anger, lift up thyself because of the
rage of my enemies: and awake for me [to] the judgment [that]
thou hast commanded.
7:7 So shall the congregation of the people encompass thee: for
their sakes therefore return thou on high.
7:8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according
to my righteousness, and according to my integrity [that is] in
7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but
establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and
7:10 My defense [is] from God, who saveth the upright in heart.
7:11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry [with the
wicked] every day.
7:12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his
bow, and made it ready.
7:13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he
ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
7:14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived
mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
7:15 He made a pit, and digged it, and hath fallen into the
ditch [which] he made.
7:16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his
violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
7:17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and
will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.