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Psalm 7 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Lord my God, I trust in you for protection. Save me and rescue me from those who are chasing me. 1 O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 Otherwise, like a lion they will tear me apart. They will rip me to pieces, and no one can save me. 2 or they will tear me like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
3 Lord my God, what have I done? Have my hands done something wrong? 3 O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--
4 Have I done wrong to my friend or stolen without reason from my enemy? 4 if I have done evil to him who is at peace with me or without cause have robbed my foe--
5 If I have, let my enemy chase me and capture me. Let him trample me into the dust and bury me in the ground.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 Lord, rise up in your anger; stand up against my enemies' anger. Get up and demand fairness. 6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
7 Gather the nations around you and rule them from above. 7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high;
8 Lord, judge the people. Lord, defend me because I am right, because I have done no wrong, God Most High. 8 let the LORD judge the peoples. Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, according to my integrity, O Most High.
9 God, you do what is right. You know our thoughts and feelings. Stop those wicked actions done by evil people, and help those who do what is right. 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 protects me like a shield; he saves those whose hearts are right. 10 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
11 God judges by what is right, and God is always ready to punish the wicked. 11 God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.
12 If they do not change their lives, God will sharpen his sword; he will string his bow and take aim. 12 If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he has made his flaming arrows. 13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
14 There are people who think up evil and plan trouble and tell lies. 14 He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.
15 They dig a hole to trap others, but they will fall into it themselves. 15 He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made.
16 They will get themselves into trouble; the violence they cause will hurt only themselves. 16 The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
17 I praise the Lord because he does what is right. I sing praises to the Lord Most High. For the director of music. On the gittith. A psalm of David. 17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.