5. Psalm 7- The prayer of a wronged man

O YHWH in You Alone do I take refuge, You Save me from all my accusers and Deliver me, lest like lions they would rend me, dragging me away, with none to rescue. O YHWH my God, if I have done crime, if there is wrong in my hands, if I have repaid Good with evil or plundered my enemy without cause, Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me and Let them trample my life to the ground and lay my soul in the dust. But nay! So, Arise O Lord, In Your Anger Lift Yourself Up Against Our enemies! Yea Awaken, O my God for You Have Appointed Judgment. Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about You and over it Keep Your Seat On High. Yea YHWH Judges the peoples and Judge me, O Lord, according to my Righteousness and according to the integrity in me. O Lord Let the evil of the wicked come to an end and Do Establish the Righteous, You Who Tests the minds and hearts, You Righteous One! My shield is You O God, Who Saves the upright in heart. The Righteous Judge, Who Has Indignation all the day. If one does not repent, God Will Whet His Sword, Yea He Has Bent and Strung His Bow and Prepared His Deadly Weapons, Making His Arrows fiery shafts. Behold, the wicked conceive evil and are pregnant with malice and bring forth lies. But lo they make a pit, digging it out only to fall into the hole they made! Their evil returns upon their own heads, yea onto their own pates their violence falls! So I will give God the thanks due to His Righteousness, yea I will give praise to His Name Of YHWH, The Most High.