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Psalm 7 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God! God! I am running to you for dear life; the chase is wild. 1 O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 If they catch me, I'm finished: ripped to shreds by foes fierce as lions, dragged into the forest and left unlooked for, unremembered. 2 or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3 God, if I've done what they say - 3 O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--
4 betrayed my friends, ripped off my enemies - If my hands are really that dirty, 4 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe--
5 let them get me, walk all over me, leave me flat on my face in the dirt. 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 Stand up, God; pit your holy fury against my furious enemies. 6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
7 My accusers have packed the courtroom; it's judgment time. 7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high;
8 Take your place on the bench, reach for your gavel, throw out the false charges against me. I'm ready, confident in your verdict: "Innocent." 8 let the LORD judge the peoples. Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.
9 Close the book on Evil, God, but publish your mandate for us. You get us ready for life: you probe for our soft spots, you knock off our rough edges. 9 O righteous God, who searches minds and hearts, bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure.
10 And I'm feeling so fit, so safe: made right, kept right. 10 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
11 God in solemn honor does things right, but his nerves are sandpapered raw. Nobody gets by with anything. 11 God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.
12 God is already in action - Sword honed on his whetstone, bow strung, arrow on the string, 12 If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
13 Lethal weapons in hand, each arrow a flaming missile. 13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
14 Look at that guy! He had sex with sin, he's pregnant with evil. Oh, look! He's having the baby - a Lie-Baby! 14 He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.
15 See that man shoveling day after day, digging, then concealing, his man-trap down that lonely stretch of road? Go back and look again - you'll see him in it headfirst, legs waving in the breeze. 15 He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made.
16 That's what happens: mischief backfires; violence boomerangs. 16 The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
17 I'm thanking God, who makes things right. I'm singing the fame of heaven-high God. 17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.