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(7:1) Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning Cush a Benjamite.
(7:2) O LORD my God, in Thee have I taken refuge;
save me from all them that pursue me, and deliver me;
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(7:3) Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
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(7:4) O LORD my God, if I have done this;
if there be iniquity in my hands;
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(7:5) If I have requited him that did evil unto me, or spoiled mine adversary unto emptiness;
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(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
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(7:7) Arise, O LORD, in Thine anger, lift up Thyself in indignation against mine adversaries;
yea, awake for me at the judgment which Thou hast commanded.
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(7:8) And let the congregation of the peoples compass Thee about, and over them return Thou on high.
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(7:9) O LORD, who ministerest judgment to the peoples, judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
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(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.
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(7:11) My shield is with God, who saveth the upright in heart.
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(7:12) God is a righteous judge, yea, a God that hath indignation every day:
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(7:13) If a man turn not, He will whet His sword, He hath bent His bow, and made it ready;
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(7:14) He hath also prepared for him the weapons of death, yea, His arrows which He made sharp.
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(7:15) Behold, he travaileth with iniquity;
yea, he conceiveth mischief, and bringeth forth falsehood.
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(7:16) He hath digged a pit, and hollowed it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
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(7:17) His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violence shall come down upon his own pate.
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(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.