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).

Korean Living Bible

시편 7

구원에 대한 소망의 기도

(베냐민 사람 구시에 관하여 여호와께 불러 드린 다윗의 노래)

1여호와 나의 하나님이시여,
내가 주를 의지합니다.
나를 쫓는 모든 자에게서
나를 구해 주소서.
그렇지 않으면
그들이 사자같이 달려들어
갈기갈기 찢어도
나를 구해 줄 자 없을 것입니다.
여호와 나의 하나님이시여,
내가 만일 누구를 해쳤거나
나와 화목하게 지내는 자에게
악을 행하였거나
이유 없이
내 원수를 약탈하였다면
내 원수가 나를 붙잡아
땅바닥에 짓밟아 죽이고
내 영광이 흙 속에 묻히게 하소서.

여호와여,
분개한 마음으로 일어나소서.
미쳐 날뛰는
나의 대적들을 막아 주시고
나를 위해 심판을 내려 주소서.
모든 민족들을 주 앞에 모으시고
위에서 그들을 다스리소서.
주는 모든 인류의
심판자이십니다.
여호와여,
나의 의로움과 성실함에 따라
나를 심판하소서.
의로우신 하나님이시여,
사람의 마음을
깊이 살피시는 주여,
악인들의 악을 끊고
의로운 자를 안전하게 하소서.

10 나의 방패는 하나님이시다.
그는 마음이 정직한 자를
구원하신다.
11 하나님은
의로우신 재판장이시므로
악인들에게 매일 분노하신다.
12 사람이 회개하지 않으면
하나님이 칼을 가실 것이다.
그가 활을 당겨
이미 쏠 준비를 하셨다.
13 그는 죽이는 무기를 갖추시고
불붙는 화살로 겨냥하고 계신다.

14 악인이 악을 품고 못된 것을 임신하여 거짓을 낳았구나.
15 그는 자기가 판 함정에 자기가 빠지고 말았다.
16 악인은 남을 해하려다가 자기가 손해를 보고 자기 폭력에 자기가 다칠 것이다.

17 내가 여호와의 의로우심에 대하여 감사하리라. 가장 높으신 여호와의 이름을 찬양하리라.