The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“O Lord my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

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.

My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

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.” – Psalm 7 (KJV)




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  1. Psalm 7
    The Slandered Saint
    Heading
    A shiggaion[a] by David, which he sang to the Lord
    because of the words of Cush, from the tribe of Benjamin.

    David’s Innocence
    1 O Lord my God, in you I take refuge.
    Save me from all my pursuers and deliver me.
    2 Otherwise, like a lion they will tear me apart.
    They will drag me away with no one to rescue me.
    3 O Lord my God, if I have done this,
    if there is injustice in my hands,
    4 if I have done evil to anyone who is at peace with me,
    or if I have robbed my foe for no reason,
    5 then let an enemy pursue my life and overtake me.
    Let him trample my life to the ground
    and make my glory dwell in the dust.
    Interlude

    David’s Appeal for Justice
    6 Stand up, O Lord, in your anger.
    Rise up against the fury of my foes.
    Awake for me. You have commanded justice.[b]
    7 A crowd of peoples surrounds you.
    Turn against them from on high.
    8 Let the Lord judge the peoples.
    Acquit me, O Lord, according to my righteousness,
    according to my integrity which is in me.
    9 The evil of the wicked will come to an end,
    but you will establish the righteous.
    You search minds and hearts,[c] O righteous God.

    God’s Judgment Against the Wicked
    10 My shield is God, who saves the upright in heart.
    11 God, the judge, is righteous,
    but he is a God who expresses his wrath every day.
    12 If he[d] does not relent,
    the Lord[e] will sharpen his sword.
    He has bent his bow and will string it.
    13 He prepares his deadly weapons.
    He will make his arrows flames.

    You Reap What You Sow
    14 Yes, whoever conceives evil and is pregnant with trouble
    will give birth to disappointment.[f]
    15 He digs a pit and scoops it out,
    and he will fall into the hole he has made.
    16 The trouble he causes comes back on his own head.
    His violence comes down on top of his own skull.

    Closing Praise
    17 I will thank the Lord because of his righteousness,
    and I will make music to the name of the Lord Most High. – Psalm 7 (EHV)

    Footnotes:
    [a] Psalm 7:1 The Hebrew word shiggaion is a musical term of uncertain meaning. Perhaps it means an emotional song.
    [b] Psalm 7:6 Or command justice
    [c] Psalm 7:9 Literally hearts and kidneys
    [d] Psalm 7:12 It is not clear whether he refers to God or to the wicked.
    [e] Psalm 7:12 Hebrew he. The subject the Lord is supplied for clarity.
    [f] Psalm 7:14 Or lies

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