Psalm 7 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I take refuge in you, LORD, my God. Save me from all who chase me! Rescue me! 1 O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 Otherwise, they will rip me apart, dragging me off with no chance of rescue. 2 or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3 LORD, my God, if I have done this— if my hands have done anything wrong, 3 O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--
4 if I have repaid a friend with evil or oppressed a foe for no reason— 4 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe--
5 then let my enemy not only chase but catch me, trampling my life into the ground, laying my reputation in the dirt. 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 Get up, LORD; get angry! Stand up against the fury of my foes! Wake up, my God; you command that justice be done! 6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
7 Let the assembled peoples surround you. Rule them from on high! 7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high;
8 The LORD will judge the peoples. Establish justice for me, LORD, according to my righteousness and according to my integrity. 8 let the LORD judge the peoples. Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.
9 Please let the evil of the wicked be over, but set the righteous firmly in place because you, the righteous God, are the one who examines hearts and minds. 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 is my shield; he saves those whose heart is right. 10 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge, a God who is angry at evil every single day. 11 God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.
12 If someone doesn't change their ways, God will sharpen his sword, will bend his bow, will string an arrow. 12 If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
13 God has deadly weapons in store for those who won't change; he gets his flaming arrows ready! 13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
14 But look how the wicked hatch evil, conceive trouble, give birth to lies! 14 He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.
15 They make a pit, dig it all out, and then fall right into the hole that they've made! 15 He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made.
16 The trouble they cause will come back on their own heads; the violence they commit will come down on their own skulls. 16 The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
17 But I will thank the LORD for his righteousness; I will sing praises 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.