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

Psalm 7:7, NIV: Let the assembled peoples gather around you, while you sit enthroned over them on high.

Psalm 7:7, ESV: Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you; over it return on high.

Psalm 7:7, KJV: So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.

Psalm 7:7, NASB: Let the assembly of the peoples encompass You, And return on high over it.

Psalm 7:7, NLT: Gather the nations before you. Rule over them from on high.

Psalm 7:7, CSB: Let the assembly of peoples gather around you; take your seat on high over it.

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

David continues to pray that God would bring judgment to enemies who have slandered him, or attacked him (Psalm 7:3–5). David knows he is innocent. So, he asks the Lord to take over judgment and respond to these lying attackers (Psalm 7:6). This verse evokes the image of a courtroom with a large crowd in attendance.

Other passages also refer to God as Victor and Lawgiver (Psalm 68:18; Isaiah 2:2–4). Revelation 20:11–15 is perhaps the most vivid passage portraying God as the supreme Judge. It depicts God seated on a white throne with people from every period of history gathered before Him. The scene takes place after Christ's 1,000–year reign on earth and Satan's final rebellion. Satan is cast into the lake of fire, where he will be joined by all the unbelievers of history. God will judge those who stand at the Great White Throne Judgment. First, books will be opened that provide evidence of their sinning, and then the book of life will be opened, and whoever's name is not written in it will be cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:12–15; 21:27).