Psalms 7. Domine, Deus meus.
O LORD my God, in thee have I put my trust: * save me from all
them that persecute me, and deliver me;
2 Lest he devour my soul like a lion, and tear it in pieces,
* while there is none to help.
3 O LORD my God, if I have done any such thing; * or if there
be any wickedness in my hands;
4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me;
* (yea, I have delivered him that without any cause is mine enemy;)
5 Then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me; * yea,
let him tread my life down upon the earth, and lay mine honour
in the dust.
6 Stand up, O LORD, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself, because
of the indignation of mine enemies; * arise up for me in the
judgment that thou hast commanded.
7 And so shall the congregation of the peoples come about thee:
* for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again.
8 The LORD shall judge the peoples: give sentence with me, O
LORD, * according to my righteousness, and according to the innocency
that is in me.
9 O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end; * but guide
thou the just.
10 For the righteous God * trieth the very hearts and reins.
11 My help cometh of God, * who preserveth them that are true
12 God is a righteous Judge, strong, and patient; * and God is
provoked every day.
13 If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword; * he hath
bent his bow, and made it ready.
14 He hath prepared for him the instruments of death; * he ordaineth
his arrows against the persecutors.
15 Behold, the ungodly travaileth with iniquity; * he hath conceived
mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
16 He hath graven and digged up a pit, * and is fallen himself
into the destruction that he made for other.
17 For his travail shall come upon his own head, * and his wickedness
shall fall on his own pate.
18 I will give thanks unto the LORD, according to his righteousness;
* and I will praise the Name of the LORD Most High.