1 A Shiggayon of David, which he sang unto the Lord, concerning the affairs of Cush the Benjamite.(7:2)O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust; save me from every one of my persecutors, and deliver me:
2 (7:3)Lest he tear like a lion my soul, rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.
3 (7:4)O Lord my God, if I have done this; if there be injustice in my hands;
4 (7:5)If I have recompensed him that was at peace with me with evil; If I have taken aught from my assailants without cause:
5 (7:6)May the enemy hotly pursue my soul, and overtake it; and tread down upon the earth my life, and cause my honor to be in the dust. Selah.
6 (7:7)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 (7:8)So shall the congregation of nations compass thee about: and for their sakes return thou to the height.
8 (7:9)The Lord will judge the people: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to my integrity grant me recompense.
9 (7:10)Oh let the evil of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just, O thou, who triest the hearts and reins, O righteous God.
10 (7:11)My protection is by God, who saveth the upright in heath.
11 (7:12)God is a righteous judge, and a God who is indignant with the wicked every day.
12 (7:13)If he turn not, He will whet his sword, he bendeth his bow, and maketh it ready.
13 (7:14)Also for him he prepareth the instruments of death; he fashioneth his arrows against the persecutors.
14 (7:15)Behold, he travaileth with wrong doing; but he hath conceived mischief, and bringeth forth falsehood.
15 (7:16)He hath hollowed out a pit, and dug it, and is fallen into the ditch which he hath wrought.
16 (7:17)His mischief will return upon his own head, and upon his own skull will his violence come down.
17 (7:18)I will thank the Lord according to his righteousness; and I will sing praises to the name of the Lord the Most High.