7:1 Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the Lord, concerning Cush a Benjamite.

7:2 O the Lord my God, in Thee have I taken refuge; save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me;

7:3 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

7:4 O the Lord my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

7:5 If I have requited him that did evil unto me, or spoiled mine adversary unto emptiness;

7:6 Let the enemy pursue my soul, and overtake it, and tread my life down to the earth; yea, let him lay my glory in the dust. Selah

7:7 Arise, O the Lord, in Thine anger, lift up Thyself in indignation against mine adversaries; yea, awake for me at the judgment which Thou hast commanded.

7:8 And let the congregation of the peoples compass Thee about, and over them return Thou on high.

7:9 O the Lord, who ministerest judgment to the peoples, judge me, O the Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

7:10 Oh that a full measure of evil might come upon the wicked, and that Thou wouldest establish the righteous; for the righteous God trieth the heart and reins.

7:11 My shield is with God, who saveth the upright in heart.

7:12 God is a righteous judge, yea, a God that hath indignation every day:

7:13 If a man turn not, He will whet His sword, He hath bent His bow, and made it ready;

7:14 He hath also prepared for him the weapons of death, yea, His arrows which He made sharp.

7:15 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity; yea, he conceiveth mischief, and bringeth forth falsehood.

7:16 He hath digged a pit, and hollowed it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

7:17 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate.

7:18 I will give thanks unto the Lord according to His righteousness; and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

Hebrew Transliteration

7:1 shiggâyon ledhâvidh 'asher-shâr layhvh `al-dibhrêy-khush ben-yemiyniy

7:2 Adonay 'elohay bekha châsiythiy hoshiy`êniy mikkol-rodhephay vehatsiylêniy

7:3 pen-yithroph ke'aryêh naphshiy porêq ve'êynmatsiyl

7:4 Adonay 'elohay 'im-`âsiythiy zo'th 'im-yesh-`âvelbekhappây

7:5 'im-gâmaltiy sholemiy râ` vâ'achalletsâh tsoreriy rêyqâm

7:6 yiraddoph 'oyêbh naphshiy veyasêgh veyirmos lâ'ârets chayyây ukhebhodhiyle`âphâr yashkên selâh

7:7 qumâh Adonay be'appekha hinnâsê'be`abhroth tsorerây ve`urâh 'êlay mishpâth tsivviythâ

7:8 va`adhath le'ummiymtesobhebhekhâ ve`âleyhâ lammârom shubhâh

7:9 Adonay yâdhiyn`ammiym shâphthêniy Adonay ketsidhqiy ukhethummiy `âlây

7:10 yighmâr-nâ' ra` reshâ`iym uthekhonên tsaddiyq ubhochên libboth ukhelâyoth'elohiym tsaddiyq

7:11 mâghinniy `al-'elohiym moshiya` yishrêy-lêbh.

7:12 'elohiym shophêth tsaddiyq ve'êl zo`êm bekhol-yom

7:13 'im-lo'yâshubh charbo yilthosh qashto dhârakh vaykhonenehâ

7:14 velo hêkhiyn kelêy-mâveth chitsâyv ledholeqiym yiph`âl

7:15 hinnêh yechabbel-'âven vehârâh`âmâl veyâladh shâqer

7:16 bor kârâh vayyachperêhu vayyippol beshachathyiph`âl

7:17 yâshubh `amâlo bhero'sho ve`al qodhqodho chamâso yêrêdh

7:18 'odheh Adonay ketsidhqo va'azammerâh shêm-Adonay `elyon

This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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