Psalm 7 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush a Benjaminite. O LORD my God, in thee do I take refuge; save me from all my pursuers, and deliver me, 1 O LORD my God, I take refuge in you; save and deliver me from all who pursue me,
2 lest like a lion they rend me, dragging me away, with none to rescue. 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 is wrong in my hands, 3 O LORD my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my hands--
4 if I have requited my friend with evil or plundered my enemy without cause, 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 pursue me and overtake me, and let him trample my life to the ground, and lay my soul 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 thy anger, lift thyself up against the fury of my enemies; awake, O my God; thou hast appointed a judgment. 6 Arise, O LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.
7 Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about thee; and over it take thy seat on high. 7 Let the assembled peoples gather around you. Rule over them from on high;
8 The LORD judges the peoples; judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness and according to the 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 O let the evil of the wicked come to an end, but establish thou the righteous, thou who triest the minds and hearts, thou righteous God. 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 with God, who saves the upright in heart. 10 My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge, and a God who has indignation every day. 11 God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day.
12 If a man does not repent, God will whet his sword; he has bent and strung his bow; 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, making his arrows fiery shafts. 13 He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
14 Behold, the wicked man conceives evil, and is pregnant with mischief, and brings forth lies. 14 He who is pregnant with evil and conceives trouble gives birth to disillusionment.
15 He makes a pit, digging it out, and falls into the hole which he has made. 15 He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made.
16 His mischief returns upon his own head, and on his own pate his violence descends. 16 The trouble he causes recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
17 I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the 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.