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Psalm 7. Domine, Deus meus.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - First Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. O Lord my God, I take refuge in you; *
    save and deliver me from all who pursue me;
  2. Lest like a lion they tear me in pieces *
    and snatch me away with none to deliver me.
  3. O Lord my God, if I have done these things: *
    if there is any wickedness in my hands,
  4. If I have repaid my friend with evil, *
    or plundered him who without cause is my enemy;
  5. Then let my enemy pursue and overtake me, *
    trample my life into the ground, and lay my honor in the dust.
  6. Stand up, O Lord, in your wrath; *
    rise up against the fury of my enemies.
  7. Awake, O my God, decree justice; *
    let the assembly of the peoples gather round you.
  8. Be seated on your lofty throne, O Most High; *
    O Lord, judge the nations.
  9. Give judgment for me according to my righteousness, O Lord, *
    and according to my innocence, O Most High.
  10. Let the malice of the wicked come to an end, but establish the righteous; *
    for you test the mind and heart, O righteous God.
  11. God is my shield and defense; *
    he is the savior of the true in heart.
  12. God is a righteous judge; *
    God sits in judgment every day.
  13. If they will not repent, God will whet his sword; *
    he will bend his bow and make it ready.
  14. He has prepared his weapons of death; *
    he makes his arrows shafts of fire.
  15. Look at those who are in labor with wickedness, *
    who conceive evil, and give birth to a lie.
  16. They dig a pit and make it deep *
    and fall into the hole that they have made.
  17. Their malice turns back upon their own head; *
    their violence falls on their own scalp.
  18. I will bear witness that the Lord is righteous; *
    I will praise the Name of the Lord Most High.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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