Psalm 7 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O Lord, my God, I come to you for protection; rescue me and save me from all who pursue me, 1 O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 or else like a lion they will carry me off where no one can save me, and there they will tear me to pieces. 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 wronged anyone, if I have betrayed a friend or without cause done violence to my enemy - if I have done any of these things - 3 O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--
5 then let my enemies pursue me and catch me, let them cut me down and kill me and leave me lifeless on the ground! 5 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe--
6 Rise in your anger, O Lord! Stand up against the fury of my enemies; rouse yourself and help me! Justice is what you demand, 6 then let my enemy pursue and overtake me; let him trample my life to the ground and make me sleep in the dust. "Selah"
7 so bring together all the peoples around you, and rule over them from above. 7 Arise, O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
8 You are the judge of all people. Judge in my favor, O Lord; you know that I am innocent. 8 Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high;
9 You are a righteous God and judge our thoughts and desires. Stop the wickedness of evildoers and reward those who are good. 9 let the LORD judge the peoples. Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.
10 God is my protector; he saves those who obey him. 10 O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.
11 God is a righteous judge and always condemns the wicked. 11 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
12 If they do not change their ways, God will sharpen his sword. He bends his bow and makes it ready; 12 God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.
13 he takes up his deadly weapons and aims his burning arrows. 13 If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
14 See how wicked people think up evil; they plan trouble and practice deception. 14 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
15 But in the traps they set for others, they themselves get caught. 15 He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.
16 So they are punished by their own evil and are hurt by their own violence. 16 He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made.
17 I thank the Lord for his justice; I sing praises to the Lord, the Most High. 17 The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
17 17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.