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Salme 7

Bøn om hjælp mod fjenderne

1En sang David sang til Herren på grund af benjaminitten Kush.

Min Herre og Gud, jeg stoler på dig,
    red mig fra alle mine forfølgere.
Lad dem ikke sønderrive mig som løver,
    slæbe mig bort, uden at nogen kommer til hjælp.
Herre, hvis jeg havde forbrudt mig,
    hvis jeg virkelig var skyldig,
hvis jeg havde svigtet mine venner
    eller uden grund udplyndret mine fjender,
kunne de med god ret sønderrive mig
    og trampe mig ned i støvet.
Grib ind mod mine fjenders raseri, Herre!
    Giv dem den straf, de fortjener.
Lad folkene samles foran dig.
    Tag plads på din høje trone.
        Det er dig, Herre, der dømmer folkeslagene.
Frikend mig, for jeg er uskyldig.
    Jeg har ikke gjort noget forkert.
10 Herre, gør en ende på de gudløses ondskab,
    men hjælp dem, der er uden skyld.
For du er god og retfærdig, du kender hjertets dyb,
    du vejer vore motiver og inderste tanker.

11 Den almægtige Gud er mit skjold,
    han redder dem, der handler ret.
12 Gud er en retfærdig dommer,
    han dømmer de gudløse dag efter dag.
13 Hvis de ikke omvender sig,
    hvæsser han sværdet og spænder buen.
14 Han affyrer sine dødbringende våben,
    sender de brændende pile af sted.
15 De gudløse undfanger uret,
    er svangre med ondskab og føder løgn.
16 De sætter fælder for andre, men bliver selv fanget.
    De graver faldgruber, men falder selv i dem.
17 Deres onde planer giver bagslag,
    deres rænker rammer dem selv.
18 Jeg priser Herren, for han er god.
    Jeg vil lovsynge den almægtige Gud.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 7

Psalm 7

A shiggaion of David. He sang it to the Lord about Cush, who was from the tribe of Benjamin.

Lord my God, I go to you for safety.
    Help me. Save me from all those who are chasing me.
If you don’t, they will tear me apart as if they were lions.
    They will rip me to pieces so that no one can save me.

Lord my God, suppose I have done something wrong.
    Suppose I am guilty.
Or I have done evil to my friend.
    Or I have robbed my enemy without any reason.
Then let my enemy chase me and catch me.
    Let him stomp me into the ground.
    Let him bury me in the dust.

Lord, rise up in your anger.
    Rise up against the great anger of my enemies.
    My God, wake up. Command that the right thing be done.
Let all the people of the earth gather around you.
    Rule over them from your throne in heaven.
    Lord, judge all people.
Lord, show that I have done what is right.
    Most High God, remember that I am honest.
God, you always do what is right.
    You look deep down inside the hearts and minds of people.
Bring to an end the terrible things sinful people do.
    Make godly people safe.

10 The Most High God is like a shield that keeps me safe.
    He saves those whose hearts are honest.
11 God judges fairly.
    He shows his anger every day.
12 If evil people don’t change their ways,
    God will sharpen his sword.
    He will get his bow ready to use.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons.
    He has made his flaming arrows ready.

14 Whoever is full of evil
    plans trouble and ends up telling lies.
15 Whoever digs a hole and shovels it out
    falls into the pit they have made.
16 The trouble they cause comes back on them.
    The terrible things they do will happen to them.

17 I will give thanks to the Lord because he does what is right.
    I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.