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Psalms 7

Introduction

1David prays against the malice of his enemies, professing his innocency.
10By faith he sees his defence, and the destruction of his enemies.

Verse 1

O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:
A. M. 2983. B.C. 1021. (Title.) Shiggaion. {Shiggaion} probably denotes a mournful song or, elegy, from the Arabic {shaga,} to be anxious, sorrowful
Habakkuk 3:1
words
or, business.
2 Samuel 16:1-23
Cush
Cush signifies black, an epithet, in all languages, when applied to the mind, expressive of moral turpitude; and therefore probably here applied to Shimei, denoting that he was a calumniator and villain.
O
13:3,5; 18:28; 30:2,12; 43:4; 89:26; Joshua 14:8; Jeremiah 31:18; Daniel 9:4,19,20; Zechariah 14:5
in
11:1; 18:2; 25:2; 26:1; 31:1; 32:10; 146:3-6; Isaiah 50:10; 1 Peter 1:21
save
3:7; 17:7-9; 31:15; 35:1-3; Jeremiah 15:15; 20:11; 1 Peter 4:19
Reciprocal: Psalm 18:23 - upright; Psalm 59:1 - Deliver; Psalm 104:1 - O Lord; Psalm 119:86 - they; Psalm 143:3 - the enemy; Daniel 6:22 - and also; Habakkuk 3:1 - upon Shigionoth

Verse 2

Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
Lest
35:15; Isaiah 38:13
like
10:9; 17:12; 22:13; Deuteronomy 33:20; Proverbs 19:12; 2 Timothy 4:17; 1 Peter 5:8
rending
50:22; Hosea 13:7,8
while
Judges 18:28; 2 Samuel 14:6; *marg:; Job 10:7
not to deliver
Heb. not a deliverer.
Reciprocal: Job 4:11 - old lion; Job 5:4 - neither; Psalm 13:2 - enemy; Psalm 59:1 - Deliver; Psalm 71:11 - for there; Psalm 94:5 - break; Psalm 143:3 - the enemy; Lamentations 5:8 - there; Daniel 8:4 - neither; Hosea 5:14 - as a lion; Acts 23:10 - fearing

Verse 3

O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
if I
59:3; Joshua 22:22; 1 Samuel 20:8; 22:8,13; 24:9; 26:18,19; 2 Samuel 16:7,8; Job 16:17-19
if there
66:18; 1 Samuel 24:11; Job 11:14
Reciprocal: Genesis 44:9 - both; Deuteronomy 21:7 - General; 1 Samuel 20:1 - What have; 2 Samuel 22:21 - rewarded; 2 Chronicles 6:40 - my God; Job 10:7 - Thou knowest; Job 31:5 - If; Psalm 18:20 - cleanness; Psalm 35:7 - without; Psalm 44:20 - If we; Psalm 50:6 - Selah; Psalm 69:4 - being; Psalm 119:78 - without; Psalm 119:121 - I have; Psalm 139:24 - And see; Jeremiah 15:15 - thou; Acts 25:5 - if; Acts 25:11 - if I:1 Corinthians 4:4 - 1know; 2 Corinthians 1:12 - our rejoicing; 1 Thessalonians 2:10 - how; 1 John 3:21 - General

Verse 4

If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)
If I
55:20; 109:5; Genesis 44:4; Proverbs 17:3; Jeremiah 18:20,21
I have
1 Samuel 24:7,10,11; 26:9-17,24
without
1 Samuel 19:4,5; 20:1; 22:14; 24:11-15,17-19; 25:28,29; 26:21
Reciprocal: Numbers 5:22 - the woman; Deuteronomy 21:7 - General; 1 Samuel 20:8 - if there be; 2 Samuel 22:21 - rewarded; 2 Chronicles 20:11 - how they reward us; Job 31:22 - let; Psalm 13:2 - enemy; Psalm 17:3 - shalt; Psalm 25:3 - without; Psalm 38:20 - render; Psalm 139:24 - And see; Matthew 5:22 - without; Matthew 5:44 - General; Luke 6:27 - Love; John 15:25 - They; Acts 16:28 - cried; 1 Thessalonians 5:15 - none

Verse 5

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.
Let
Job 31:5-10,38-40
tread
44:5; 60:12; Job 40:12; Isaiah 10:6; 63:3; Zechariah 10:5; Malachi 4:3
lay
49:12; Job 16:15; 40:13; Jeremiah 17:13
Selah
3:2; Habakkuk 3:13
Reciprocal: Numbers 5:22 - the woman; 1 Samuel 20:8 - if there be; Job 31:22 - let; Psalm 9:6 - O thou; Psalm 13:2 - enemy; Psalm 17:9 - deadly enemies; Psalm 25:3 - without; Psalm 143:3 - smitten

Verse 6

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.
Arise
3:7; 12:5; 35:1,23; 44:26; 68:1,2; Isaiah 3:13
lift up
74:3; 94:1,2; Isaiah 33:10; 37:20
awake
44:23; 59:5; 73:20; 78:65; Isaiah 51:9
to the
76:8,9; 103:6; 2 Samuel 17:14; *marg:
Reciprocal: Judges 4:6 - Hath; 2 Samuel 18:19 - avenged him; 2 Kings 19:28 - thy rage; 1 Chronicles 12:17 - God; 2 Chronicles 20:12 - wilt; Job 31:14 - What then; Psalm 6:10 - Let all; Psalm 9:19 - Arise; Psalm 10:12 - Arise; Psalm 17:13 - Arise; Psalm 82:8 - Arise; Psalm 102:13 - Thou; Psalm 119:43 - for I have; Psalm 119:84 - when; Psalm 142:7 - the righteous; Isaiah 2:19 - when he; Joel 3:12 - for; Micah 7:9 - until; 2 Corinthians 5:10 - we

Verse 7

So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.
So
48:11; 58:10,11; Revelation 11:17,18; 16:5-7; 18:20; 19:2
return
93:4; 113:5,6; 138:6; Isaiah 57:15
Reciprocal: Psalm 68:1 - God arise; Psalm 69:6 - Let not; Psalm 80:14 - Return; Psalm 95:2 - Let us; Psalm 119:79 - Let those; Psalm 142:7 - the righteous

Verse 8

The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.
The Lord
9:8; 11:4; 82:1; 96:13; 98:9; Genesis 18:25; Acts 17:31; Romans 14:10-12; 1 Corinthians 4:4,5
judge
26:1; 35:24; 43:1; Genesis 31:53; 2 Chronicles 20:12
according
17:2,3; 18:20-24; 35:24-27; 2 Corinthians 1:12
to mine
25:21; 26:11; 41:12; 78:72; Proverbs 19:1; 1 Thessalonians 2:10
Reciprocal: Genesis 16:5 - the Lord; Genesis 20:5 - in the integrity; Deuteronomy 32:36 - For the; Judges 11:27 - be judge; 1 Samuel 24:12 - Lord judge; 1 Samuel 26:23 - render; 2 Samuel 18:19 - avenged him; 2 Samuel 22:21 - rewarded; Job 10:7 - Thou knowest; Job 31:6 - Let me be weighed in an even balance; Psalm 7:11 - General; Psalm 17:1 - Hear; Psalm 31:1 - deliver; Psalm 36:10 - and thy; Psalm 94:15 - But; Psalm 135:14 - the Lord; John 21:17 - thou knowest that

Verse 9

Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
Oh
9:5,6; 10:15,18; 58:6; 74:10,11,22,23; Isaiah 37:36-38; Daniel 11:45; Acts 12:23
but
37:23; *marg:; 40:2; 1 Samuel 2:9; Romans 16:25; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 1 Peter 5:10; Jude 1:1
for
17:3; 44:21; 139:1; 1 Samuel 16:7; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Jeremiah 11:20; 17:10; 20:12; Revelation 2:23
Reciprocal: Judges 7:4 - I will; Judges 11:27 - be judge; 1 Samuel 24:12 - Lord judge; 1 Samuel 26:23 - render; 2 Samuel 18:19 - avenged him; 1 Chronicles 29:17 - triest the heart; Job 10:7 - Thou knowest; Job 31:6 - Let me be weighed in an even balance; Psalm 5:10 - let; Psalm 11:5 - trieth; Psalm 26:2 - General; Psalm 31:1 - deliver; Psalm 59:13 - Consume; Psalm 94:15 - But; Proverbs 15:11 - the hearts; Proverbs 24:12 - doth not he that; Ezekiel 11:5 - for; Ezekiel 21:25 - whose; Luke 16:15 - God; John 21:17 - thou knowest that; Acts 1:24 - Lord; Romans 8:27 - And he; 1 Thessalonians 2:4 - but God; Hebrews 4:13 - is there

Verse 10

My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
My, etc
Heb. My buckler is upon God.
3:3; 18:1,2; 84:11; 89:18; Genesis 15:1
which
112:2; 125:4; Job 8:6; Proverbs 2:21; 11:20; 28:18
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 29:34 - upright; Psalm 11:2 - the upright; Psalm 19:13 - upright

Verse 11

God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
or, God is a righteous Judge
8; 94:15; 140:12,13
Reciprocal: Exodus 9:2 - General; Exodus 10:1 - I have hardened; Deuteronomy 28:20 - send; Judges 11:27 - the Judge; Psalm 17:13 - which is; Ezekiel 21:9 - sharpened; 2 Timothy 4:8 - the righteous; 1 Peter 2:23 - judgeth

Verse 12

If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
If
85:4; Isaiah 55:6,7; Jeremiah 31:18,19; Ezekiel 18:30; 33:11; Matthew 3:10; Acts 3:19
he will
Deuteronomy 32:41; Isaiah 27:1; 34:5; Ezekiel 21:9-11,23
Reciprocal: Exodus 9:2 - General; Deuteronomy 32:23 - spend; Deuteronomy 33:29 - the sword; 2 Samuel 22:15 - arrows; Job 16:13 - archers; Job 18:12 - destruction; Job 20:25 - drawn; Job 40:19 - he that; Psalm 35:2 - General; Psalm 59:5 - be not; Psalm 64:7 - God; Psalm 68:21 - of such; Psalm 144:6 - shoot out; Lamentations 3:12 - bent; Habakkuk 3:9 - bow

Verse 13

He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.
ordaineth
11:2; 45:5; 64:3,7; 144:6; Deuteronomy 32:23,42; Job 6:4; Lamentations 3:12,13; Habakkuk 3:11,13
persecutors
2 Thessalonians 1:6; Revelation 6:10; 16:6
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 22:15 - arrows; 1 Chronicles 5:18 - to shoot; Esther 5:14 - he caused; Job 16:13 - archers; Psalm 21:12 - thou shalt; Psalm 35:2 - General; Psalm 59:5 - be not; Psalm 120:4 - arrows; Isaiah 59:4 - they conceive; Ezekiel 5:16 - the evil; Habakkuk 3:9 - bow

Verse 14

Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.
Job 15:20,35; Isaiah 33:11; 59:4,5; James 1:15
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 18:21 - a snare; 2 Samuel 13:32 - determined; 1 Kings 20:7 - seeketh mischief; Job 4:8 - they that plow; Job 16:11 - to the ungodly; Psalm 10:7 - and deceit; Psalm 28:3 - mischief; Psalm 37:15 - sword; Psalm 52:1 - mischief; Psalm 52:5 - God; Psalm 140:11 - evil; Proverbs 1:18 - General; Proverbs 24:2 - General; Jeremiah 9:5 - weary; Micah 2:1 - to; Acts 5:4 - why; Acts 5:37 - he also; 1 Corinthians 3:19 - He

Verse 15

He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.
made
Heb. hath digged.
35:7; 119:85; Job 6:27; Jeremiah 18:20
and is
9:15,16; 10:2; 35:8; 94:13; 140:9,10; 141:10; Esther 7:10; Job 4:8; Proverbs 5:22; 26:27; Ecclesiastes 10:8,9
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 17:51 - his sword; 2 Samuel 17:11 - in thine; 1 Kings 21:19 - In the place; 2 Kings 16:8 - to the king; Esther 7:9 - Behold; Job 5:13 - taketh; Psalm 37:15 - sword; Psalm 55:23 - O God; Psalm 57:6 - a net; Proverbs 11:27 - he that seeketh; Proverbs 28:10 - he shall; Acts 5:37 - he also; 1 Corinthians 3:19 - He

Verse 16

His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
36:4,12; 37:12,13; 1 Samuel 23:9; 24:12,13; 26:10; 28:19; 31:3,4; 1 Kings 2:32; Esther 9:25; Malachi 2:3-5
Reciprocal: Judges 9:24 - That the; 1 Samuel 17:51 - his sword; 1 Samuel 25:39 - hath returned; 2 Samuel 3:39 - the Lord; 2 Samuel 17:11 - in thine; 1 Kings 2:44 - return; 1 Kings 21:19 - In the place; 2 Kings 16:8 - to the king; Esther 7:9 - Behold; Job 5:13 - taketh; Psalm 9:15 - General; Psalm 10:2 - let; Psalm 18:48 - violent man; Psalm 35:8 - net; Psalm 55:23 - O God; Psalm 57:6 - a net; Psalm 94:23 - And he; Psalm 140:9 - let the mischief; Psalm 141:10 - the wicked; Proverbs 5:22 - His; Proverbs 11:6 - but; Proverbs 11:27 - he that seeketh; Proverbs 21:7 - robbery; Proverbs 24:16 - but; Proverbs 26:27 - diggeth; Proverbs 28:10 - he shall; Ecclesiastes 10:8 - that

Verse 17

I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
according
35:28; 51:14; 71:15,16; 98:2; 111:3; 145:7
most
9:2; 92:1,8; Daniel 4:17,25,34; Acts 7:48 Reciprocal: Genesis 14:18 - the most; Deuteronomy 32:8 - Most; Psalm 9:1 - praise; Psalm 54:6 - praise; Psalm 109:30 - greatly; Psalm 135:1 - Praise ye the name; Daniel 5:18 - the most

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-7.html.