Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Vindicate Me, O Lord

Psalm 7

O Lord my God, in thee have I put my trust; save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me, lest he devour my soul like a lion and tear it in pieces while there is none to help.

O Lord my God, if I have done any such thing, or if there be any wickedness in my hands, if I have rewarded evil unto him that dealt friendly with me (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy), then let mine enemy persecute my soul, and take me; yea, let him tread my life down upon the earth and lay mine honour in the dust.

Stand up, O Lord, in thy wrath, and lift up thyself because of the indignation of mine enemies; arise up for me in the judgement thou has commanded.  And so shall the congregation of the people come about for thee; for their sakes therefore lift up thyself again. 
The Lord shall judge the people; give sentence with me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and according to the innocency that is in me.  O let the wickedness of the ungodly come to an end; but guide thou the just.  For the righteous God trieth the very hearts and reins. My help cometh of God, who preserveth them that are true of heart.  God is a righteous Judge, strong and patient; and God is provoked every day. 
If a man will not turn, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow and made it ready.  He hath prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.  Behold, he travaileth with iniquity; he hath conceived sorrow, and brought forth ungodliness.  He hath graven and dug up a pit and is fallen himself into the destruction that he made for others.  For his travail shall come upon his own head and his wickedness shall fall on his own skull.

I will give thanks unto the Lord, according to his righteousness; and I will praise the Name of the Lord Most High.

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