Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite.
O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that
persecute me, and deliver me:||
"Lord my God in you I have put my
trust, save me"|
(Unknown, 12th Century)
Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is
none to deliver.
O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have
delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)||
Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my
life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.||
Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine
enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.||
So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their
sakes therefore return thou on high.||
The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my
righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.||
Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the
just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.||
"The righteous God trieth the hearts and reins."
God will test the hearts and kidneys (reins) of righteous people.
My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
|7:11 God judgeth the righteous, and
God is angry with the wicked every day.||
(7:11-13) "God ... will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. He hath also prepared for him the instruments of
If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it
|7:13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his
arrows against the persecutors.||
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and
brought forth falsehood.||
He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.||
His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall
come down upon his own pate.||
I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing
praise to the name of the LORD most high.