Amplified Bible

Psalm 7

The Lord Implored to Defend the Psalmist against the Wicked.

An [a]Ode of David, [perhaps in a wild, irregular, enthusiastic strain,] which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite.

1O Lord my God, in You I take refuge;
Save me and rescue me from all those who pursue me,

So that my enemy will not tear me like a lion,
Dragging me away while there is no one to rescue [me].


O Lord my God, if I have done this,
If there is injustice in my hands,

If I have done evil to him who was at peace with me,
Or without cause robbed him who was my enemy,

Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me;
And let him trample my life to the ground
And lay my honor in the dust. Selah.


Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
Lift up Yourself against the rage of my enemies;
Rise up for me; You have commanded judgment and vindication.

Let the assembly of the nations be gathered around You,
And return on high over them.

The Lord judges the peoples;
Judge me, O Lord, and grant me justice according to my righteousness and according to the integrity within me.

Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous [those in right standing with You];
For the righteous God tries the hearts and minds.
10 
My shield and my defense depend on God,
Who saves the upright in heart.
11 
God is a righteous judge,
And a God who is indignant every day.

12 
If a man does not repent, God will sharpen His sword;
He has strung and bent His [mighty] bow and made it ready.
13 
He has also prepared [other] deadly weapons for Himself;
He makes His arrows fiery shafts [aimed at the unrepentant].
14 
Behold, the [wicked and irreverent] man is pregnant with sin,
And he conceives mischief and gives birth to lies.
15 
He has dug a pit and hollowed it out,
And has fallen into the [very] pit which he made [as a trap].
16 
His mischief will return on his own head,
And his violence will come down on the top of his head [like loose dirt].

17 
I will give thanks to the Lord according to His righteousness and justice,
And I will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 7:1 Meaning uncertain, perhaps a wild, enthusiastic song. The ancient rabbis connected the Hebrew word to another word of similar spelling meaning “inadvertent sin” or “error,” and maintained that God called David to account for what he said in 6:10. He had in essence cursed his enemies, and God supposedly pointed out that Saul was David’s enemy, so David thereby had cursed Saul in violation of Ex 22:28. David pleaded with God to count this a sin of error on his part, and thereafter composed Ps 7. The rabbis also maintained that Cush was a reference to Saul (cf 1 Sam 9:1).

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 7

求上帝伸張正義

大衛向耶和華唱的詩,與便雅憫人古實有關。

1我的上帝耶和華啊,我投靠你,
求你拯救我脫離追趕我的人。
別讓他們像獅子般撕裂我,
無人搭救。
我的上帝耶和華啊,
倘若我犯了罪,
手上沾了不義;
倘若我恩將仇報,
無故搶奪仇敵,
就讓仇敵追上我,
踐踏我,使我聲名掃地。(細拉)

耶和華啊,
求你發怒攻擊我暴怒的仇敵。
我的上帝啊,
求你來伸張正義。
願萬民環繞你,
願你從高天治理他們,
願你審判萬民!
至高的耶和華啊,
我是公義正直的,
求你為我主持公道。
鑒察人心肺腑的公義上帝啊,
求你剷除邪惡,扶持義人。
10 上帝是我的盾牌,
祂拯救心地正直的人。
11 上帝是公義的審判官,
天天向惡人發怒。
12 他們若不悔改,祂必磨刀霍霍,
彎弓搭箭,誅滅他們。
13 祂準備好了奪命的兵器,
火箭已在弦上。
14 惡人心懷惡念,
居心叵測,滋生虛謊。
15 他們挖了陷阱,卻自陷其中。
16 他們的惡行臨到自己頭上,
他們的暴力落到自己腦殼上。
17 我要稱謝耶和華的公義,
我要歌頌至高者耶和華的名。