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Psalm 7 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O LORD my God, I have taken refuge in you. Save me, and rescue me from all who are pursuing me. 1 O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 Like a lion they will tear me to pieces and drag me off with no one to rescue me. 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 are stained with injustice, 3 O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--
4 if I have paid back my friend with evil or rescued someone who has no reason to attack me-- 4 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe--
5 then let the enemy chase me and catch me. Let him trample my life into the ground. Let him lay my honor in 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 Arise in anger, O LORD. Stand up against the fury of my attackers. Wake up, my God. You have already pronounced judgment. 6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
7 Let an assembly of people gather around you. Take your seat high above them. 7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high;
8 The LORD judges the people of the world. Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, 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 Let the evil within wicked people come to an end, but make the righteous person secure, O righteous God who examines thoughts and emotions. 9 O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.
10 My shield is God above, who saves those whose motives are decent. 10 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a fair judge, a God who is angered by injustice every day. 11 God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.
12 If a person does not change, God sharpens his sword. By bending his bow, he makes it ready [to shoot]. 12 If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
13 He prepares his deadly weapons and turns them into flaming arrows. 13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
14 See how that person conceives evil, is pregnant with harm, and gives birth to lies. 14 He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.
15 He digs a pit and shovels it out. Then he falls into the hole that he made [for others]. 15 He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made.
16 His mischief lands back on his own head. His violence comes down on top of him. 16 The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
17 I will give thanks to the LORD for his righteousness. I will make music to praise 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.