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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).

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 7

Atemmu mpaebɔ

1O Awurade, me Nyankopɔn, meba wo nkyɛn sɛ bɔ me ho ban. Gye me fi wɔn a wɔtaa me no nsam. Na wɔansoa me ankɔ sɛ obi a gyata akyere no a obiara rentumi nnye me nkwa na wɔatetew me mu asinasin. O Awurade me Nyankopɔn, sɛ mayɛ obi bɔne, anaasɛ mayi obi ama, anaasɛ mayɛ obi a ɔne me te yiye bɔne a, anaa mebɔ me tamfo korɔn kwa a, anaa mayɛ eyinom mu bi a, ma m’atamfo ntaa me nkyere me; ma wontwa me nhwe fam na wonkum me na wonnyaw me funu wɔ fam.

Sɔre wɔ w’abufuw mu, O Awurade! Sɔre tia m’atamfo abufuw. Ma wo ho so na boa me. Atɛntrenee na wohwehwɛ; enti ma nnipa nyinaa mmetwa wo ho nhyia na fi soro di wɔn so. Wone adasamma temmufo; enti O Awurade, di ma me efisɛ, wunim me mu fann.

Woyɛ Onyankopɔn ɔtreneeni a wubu yɛn adwene ne yɛn apɛde atɛn. Siw nnebɔneyɛfo kwan na hyira atreneefo.

10 Onyankopɔn yɛ me hwɛfo. Ogye wɔn a wotie n’asɛm nkwa.

11 Onyankopɔn yɛ ɔtemmufo treneeni a daa obu nnebɔneyɛfo fɔ. 12 Na sɛ wɔansesa wɔn akwan a, Onyankopɔn bɛsew ne nkrante. Okuntun ne tadua mu siesie no. 13 Ɔfa n’akode a ɛyɛ hu de ne bɛmma a ɛredɛw no sɔn wɔn so.

14 Sɛɛ na nnebɔneyɛfo dwen bɔne ho; wodwen ɔhaw ho na wɔaso nnaadaa mu. 15 Na firi a wosum afoforo no, wɔn ara na eyi wɔn. 16 Enti wɔn ankasa wɔn bɔne na ɛtwe wɔn aso na wɔn basabasayɛ apira wɔn.

17 Meda Awurade ase wɔ n’atɛntrenee ho. Meto ayeyi nnwom ma Awurade, Ɔsorosoroni no.