Psalm 7 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O Lord my God, I put my faith in you; take me out of the hands of him who is cruel to me, and make me free; 1 O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 So that he may not come rushing on my soul like a lion, wounding it, while there is no one to be my saviour. 2 or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done this; if my hands have done any wrong; 3 O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--
4 If I have given back evil to him who did evil to me, or have taken anything from him who was against me without cause; 4 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe--
5 Let my hater go after my soul and take it; let my life be crushed to the earth, and my honour into the dust. (Selah.) 5 then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust. "Selah"
6 Come up, Lord, in your wrath; be lifted up against my haters; be awake, my God, give orders for the judging. 6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
7 The meeting of the nations will be round you; take your seat, then, over them, on high. 7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high;
8 The Lord will be judge of the peoples; give a decision for me, O Lord, because of my righteousness, and let my virtue have its reward. 8 let the LORD judge the peoples. Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.
9 O let the evil of the evil-doer come to an end, but give strength to the upright: for men's minds and hearts are tested by the God of righteousness. 9 O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.
10 God, who is the saviour of the upright in heart, is my breastplate. 10 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is the judge of the upright, and is angry with the evil-doers every day. 11 God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.
12 If a man is not turned from his evil, he will make his sword sharp; his bow is bent and ready. 12 If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has made ready for him the instruments of death; he makes his arrows flames of fire. 13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
14 That man is a worker of evil; the seed of wrongdoing has given birth to deceit. 14 He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.
15 He has made a hole deep in the earth, and is falling into the hole which he has made 15 He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made.
16 His wrongdoing will come back to him, and his violent behaviour will come down on his head. 16 The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
17 I will give praise to the Lord for his righteousness; I will make a song to the name of the Lord Most High. 17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.