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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

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.

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

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

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 7:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/psalms-7.html.

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
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