Psalm 7 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust : save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: 1 O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces , while there is none to deliver . 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 there be iniquity in my hands; 3 O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--
4 If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy :) 4 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe--
5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour 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 , O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies : and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded . 6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
7 So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about : for their sakes therefore return thou on high. 7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high;
8 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me. 8 let the LORD judge the peoples. Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.
9 Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end ; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. 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 defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart. 10 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. 11 God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.
12 If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready . 12 If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
13 He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors . 13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
14 Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. 14 He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.
15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made . 15 He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made.
16 His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate. 16 The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
17 I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise 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.