7:2 Lest a he tear my soul like a lion, rending [it] in pieces, while [there is] none to deliver.
(a) He desires God to deliver him from the rage
of cruel Saul.
7:3 O LORD my God, if I have done b
this; if there be iniquity in my hands;
(b) With which Cush charges me.
7:4 c If I
have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered
him that without cause is mine enemy:)
(c) If I did not reverence Saul for affinities
sake, and preserved his life, (1 Samuel
7:5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take [it];
yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine d
honour in the dust. Selah.
(d) Let me not only die, but be dishonoured
7:6 Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself
because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me [to] the e
judgment [that] thou hast commanded.
(e) In promising me the kingdom.
7:7 So shall the congregation of the people compass
thee about: for their sakes therefore f
return thou on high.
(f) Not only for mine, but for your Church's
sake declare your power.
7:8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O
LORD, according to my g righteousness,
and according to mine integrity [that is] in me.
(g) As concerning my behaviour towards Saul and
7:9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an
end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the h
hearts and reins.
(h) Though they pretend a just cause against me,
yet God will judge their hypocrisy.
7:11 God judgeth the righteous,
and God is angry [with the wicked] i
(i) He continually calls the wicked to repentance
by some sign of his judgments.
7:12 If k he
turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
(k) Unless Saul changes his mind, I will die, for
he has both the men and weapons to destroy me. Thus considering his great
danger, he magnifies God's grace.
I will praise the LORD according to his l
righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.
(l) In faithfully keeping his promise to me.