Psalm 7:2-12

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2or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.

3LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands—

4if I have repaid my ally with evil or without cause have robbed my foe—

5then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust. The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

6Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.

7Let the assembled peoples gather around you, while you sit enthroned over them on high.

8Let the LORD judge the peoples. Vindicate me, LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.

9Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure— you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.

10My shield Or sovereign is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.

11God is a righteous judge, a God who displays his wrath every day.

12If he does not relent, he Or If anyone does not repent, / God will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.