Plea for Help against Persecution
Psalm 7:1 O LORD my God, in you I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers, and deliver me,
Psalm 7:2 lest like a lion they rend me, dragging me away, with none to rescue.
Psalm 7:3 O LORD my God, if I have done this, if there is wrong in my hands,
Psalm 7:4 if I have repaid my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause,
Psalm 7:5 let the enemy pursue me and overtake me, and let him trample my life to the ground, and lay my soul in the dust.
Psalm 7:6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger, lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake, O my God; you have appointed a judgment.
Psalm 7:7 Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you; and over it take your seat on high.
Psalm 7:8 The LORD judges the peoples; judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the integrity that is in me.
Psalm 7:9 O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous, you who try the minds and hearts, O righteous God.
Psalm 7:10 My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.
Psalm 7:11God is a righteous judge, and a God who has indignation every day.
Psalm 7:12 If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and strung his bow;
Psalm 7:13 he has prepared his deadly weapons, making his arrows fiery shafts.
Psalm 7:14 Behold, the wicked man conceives evil, and is pregnant with mischief, and brings forth lies.
Psalm 7:15 He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole which he has made.
Psalm 7:16 His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own skull his violence descends.
Psalm 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.