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Psalm 7

Prayer and Praise for Deliverance from Enemies

A aMeditation 1Of David, Which He Sang to the Lord bConcerning the Words of Cush, a Benjamite.

1 O Lord my God, in You I put my trust; cSave me from all those who persecute me;

And deliver me,

2 dLest they tear me like a lion,

eRending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

3 O Lord my God, fif I have done this:

If there is giniquity in my hands,

4 If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me,

Or hhave plundered my enemy without cause,

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.


6 Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;

iLift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies;

jRise up 2for me to the judgment You have commanded!

7 So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You;

For their sakes, therefore, return on high.

8 The Lord shall judge the peoples;

kJudge me, O Lord, laccording to my righteousness,

And according to my integrity within me.

9 Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end,

But establish the just;

mFor the righteous God tests the hearts and 3minds.

10 4My defense is of God,

Who saves the nupright in heart.

11 God is a just judge,

And God is angry with the wicked every day.

12 If he does not turn back,

He will osharpen His sword;

He bends His bow and makes it ready.

13 He also prepares for Himself instruments of death;

He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.

14 pBehold, the wicked brings forth iniquity;

Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.

15 He made a pit and dug it out,

qAnd has fallen into the ditch which he made.

16 rHis trouble shall return upon his own head,

And his violent dealing shall come down on 5his own crown.

17 I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness,

And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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