Psalm 7:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 7:6, NIV: Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.

Psalm 7:6, ESV: Arise, O LORD, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies; awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.

Psalm 7:6, KJV: Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

Psalm 7:6, NASB: Arise, LORD, in Your anger; Raise Yourself against the rage of my enemies, And stir Yourself for me; You have ordered judgment.

Psalm 7:6, NLT: Arise, O LORD, in anger! Stand up against the fury of my enemies! Wake up, my God, and bring justice!

Psalm 7:6, CSB: Rise up, Lord, in your anger; lift yourself up against the fury of my adversaries; awake for me; you have ordained a judgment.

What does Psalm 7:6 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

In this verse, David urges God to actively defend him against his furious enemies (Psalm 7:1–2). They may have been physically threatening him, as well as being those who have falsely accused David of various crimes (Psalm 7:3–5). Trusting God to make things right, David asks for divine judgment to come on those who have slandered him. David refers to the Lord as having anger . Although God is loving and loves even sinners, He does not love sin; He punishes those who sin and fail to repent. Romans 1:18 affirms: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men." David also notes that God has appointed a judgment. Although God may judge a person's sin today, He will render a final judgment of everyone on an appointed day by His Son Jesus (Acts 17:31).

David trusted God to make matters right. Romans 12:17 tells us not to take revenge on our enemies: "Repay no one evil for evil." Verse 19 issues a similar command: "Beloved, never avenge yourselves" (Romans 12:19). It also tells us to "leave it to the wrath of God," and explains, "for it is written, 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.'"