Psalm 7 (Kathisma 1)
Read on Saturday (Saturday and Wednesday during Great Lent)
A Psalm of David. Which He Sang unto the Lord Concerning the Words of Chusi, the Son of Jemeni.
O Lord my God, in Thee have I put my hope; save me from them that persecute me, and do Thou deliver me.
Lest at any time like a lion he seize my soul, when there is none to redeem me, nor to save.
O Lord, my God, if I have done this, if there be injustice in my hands,
If I have paid back evil to them that rendered evil unto me, then let me fall back empty from mine enemies.
Then let the enemy pursue my soul, and take it, and let him tread down my life into the earth, and my glory let him bring down into the dust.
Arise, O Lord, in Thine anger, exalt Thyself to the furthest boundaries of Thine enemies. And arouse Thyself, O Lord my God, in the commandment which Thou hast enjoined, and a congregation of peoples shall surround Thee.
And for their sakes return Thou on high.
The Lord shall judge the peoples. Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to mine innocence within me.
Let the wickedness of sinners be ended, and do Thou guide the righteous man, O God, that searches out the hearts and reins.
Righteous is my help from God, Who saves them who are upright of heart.
God is a judge that is righteous, strong and forbearing, and inflicteth not wrath every day.
Unless ye be converted, His glittering sword shall He furbish; He hath bent His bow, and hath made it ready.
And on it He hath made ready the instruments of death, His arrows for them that rage hotly hath He perfected.
Behold, he was in travail with unrighteousness, he hath conceived toil and brought forth iniquity.
He opened a pit and dug it, and he shall fall into the hole which he hath made.
His toil shall return upon his own head, and upon his own pate shall his unrighteousness come down.
I will give praise unto the Lord according to His righteousness, and I will chant unto the name of the Lord Most High.