Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.
What should I learn from this chapter?
- The prophecy of the crucifixion and ascension
- A prophecy of Jesus’ 2nd return
- The coming Judgement
- The meaning of Justice and Righteousness
- The condemnation of the coming Antichrist
Prayer and Praise for Deliverance from Enemies
A Meditation (Heb. Shiggaion) of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite.
Psalm 7:1 O Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) my God (‘ĕlōhîm), in You I put my trust;
Save me from all those who persecute me;
And deliver me,
Psalm 7:2 Lest they tear me like a lion,
Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
- Note: Jesus is called “The Lion of Judah”.
- Revelation 5:5 But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.”
- The leaders of the Jews tore Jesus like a lion.
Psalm 7:3 O Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) my God (‘ĕlōhîm), if I have done this:
If there is iniquity in my hands,
Psalm 7:4 If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me,
Or have plundered my enemy without cause,
- If there is a person or nation at peace with you, and you turn on them with enmity in your heart, to you it is evil and God will demand it from you on His Judgement Day.
- The coming Antichrist will betray the Jews after a peace treaty.
Psalm 7:5 Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me;
Yes, let him trample my life to the earth,
And lay my honor in the dust. Selah
- THE LION OF JUDAH:
Psalm 7:6 Arise, O Lord (Yᵊhōvâ), in Your anger;
Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies;
Rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded!
Psalm 7:7 So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You;
For their sakes,
- An allusion to Jesus’ crucifixion.
therefore, return on high.
- An allusion to Jesus’ ascension and return.
Psalm 7:8 The Lord (Yᵊhōvâ) shall judge the peoples;
Judge me, O Lord (Yᵊhōvâ), according to my righteousness,
And according to my integrity within me.
Psalm 7:9 Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end,
But establish the just;
For the righteous God (‘ĕlōhîm) tests the hearts and minds (Lit. kidneys, the most secret part of man).
Psalm 7:10 My defense is of God (‘ĕlōhîm) (Lit. My shield is upon God),
Who saves the upright in heart.
Psalm 7:11 God (‘ĕlōhîm) is a just judge,
And God is angry with the wicked every day.
- God’s judgment rests on His righteousness and justice. Justice = to make all things right (evened)
- Righteousness = Upright, Straight up, Not deviating from absolute Truth.
- Without Righteousness, there is no Justice from the unrighteous.
Psalm 7:12 If he does not turn back,
- At Jesus’ 2nd return He will not turn back. He has made Himself ready for War.
He will sharpen His sword;
He bends His bow and makes it ready.
- A “bow” is symbolic of a covenant.
Psalm 7:13 He also prepares for Himself instruments of death;
He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.
- THE WICKED:
Psalm 7:14 Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity;
Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.
Psalm 7:15 He made a pit and dug it out,
And has fallen into the ditch which he made.
16 His trouble shall return upon his own head,
And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown (The crown of his own head).
- Haman, the Amalakite, brought down trouble on his own head in the book of Esther. He was hung on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai.
- Esther 5:14, 6:4, 7:9-10, 8:7, 9:13, 9:25
- Then his (Haman’s) wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, “Let a gallows be made, fifty cubits high, and in the morning suggest to the king that Mordecai be hanged on it; then go merrily with the king to the banquet.” And the thing pleased Haman; so he had the gallows made.
- So the king said, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the king’s palace to suggest that the king hang Mordecai on the gallows that he had prepared for him.
- Now Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, said to the king, “Look! The gallows, fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke good on the king’s behalf, is standing at the house of Haman.” Then the king said, “Hang him on it!”
- So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s wrath subsided.
- Then King Ahasuerus said to Queen Esther and Mordecai the Jew, “Indeed, I have given Esther the house of Haman, and they have hanged him on the gallows because he tried to lay his hand on the Jews.
- Then Esther said, “If it pleases the king, let it be granted to the Jews who are in Shushan to do again tomorrow according to today’s decree, and let Haman’s ten sons be hanged on the gallows.”
- But when Esther came before the king, he commanded by letter that this wicked plot which Haman had devised against the Jews should return on his (Haman’s) own head, and that he and his sons should be hanged on the gallows.
- Esther 5:14, 6:4, 7:9-10, 8:7, 9:13, 9:25
Psalm 7:17 I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness,
And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
- Jesus will set up a righteous kingdom on earth at His return in which the upright in heart will celebrate.