Psalm 56:7 {55:8}
Good News Translation
Punish them, O God, for their evil; defeat those people in your anger!

Contemporary English Version
They won't get away with these crimes, God, because when you get angry, you destroy people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For nothing shalt thou save them: in thy anger thou shalt break the people in pieces. O God,

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For nothing shalt thou save them: in thy anger thou shalt break the people in pieces. O God,

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Psalm 94:20,21 Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment? . . .

Ecclesiastes 8:8 It is not in man's power to stop the spirit, neither hath he power in the day of death, neither is he suffered to rest when war is at hand, neither shall wickedness save the wicked.

Isaiah 28:15 For you have said: We have entered into a league with death, and we have made a covenant with hell. When the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come upon us: for we have placed our hope in lies, and by falsehood we are protected.

Jeremiah 7:10 And you have come, and stood before me in this house, in which my name is called upon, and have said: We are delivered, because we have done all these abominations.

Habakkuk 1:13 Thy eyes are too pure to behold evil, and thou canst not look on iniquity. Why lookest thou upon them that do unjust things, and holdest thy peace when the wicked devoureth the man that is more just than himself?

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Psalm 55:9,15,23 Cast down, O Lord, and divide their tongues; for I have seen iniquity and contradiction in the city. . . .

Jeremiah 10:25 Pour out thy indignation upon the nations that have not known thee, and upon the provinces that have not called upon thy name: because they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have destroyed his glory.

Jeremiah 18:19-23 Give heed to me, O Lord, and hear the voice of my adversaries. . . .

Context
Be Merciful to Me, O God
6They will dwell and hide themselves: they will watch my heel. As they have waited for my soul, 7For nothing shalt thou save them: in thy anger thou shalt break the people in pieces. O God,8I have declared to thee my life: thou hast set me tears in thy sight, As also in thy promise.…
Cross References
Romans 2:3
And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them who do such things and dost the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?

Psalm 36:12
There the workers of iniquity are fallen, they are cast out, and could not stand.

Psalm 55:23
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee, O Lord.

Proverbs 19:5
A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall not escape.

Ezekiel 17:15
But he hath revolted from him and sent ambassadors to Egypt, that it might give him horses, and much people. And shall he that hath done thus prosper, or be saved? and shall he escape that hath broken the covenant?

Additional Translations
In spite of such sin, shall they escape? In Your anger, O God, cast down the nations.Shall they escape by iniquity? in your anger cast down the people, O God.

Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God.

Thou wilt on no account save them; thou wilt bring down the people in wrath.

Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God.

Shall they escape by iniquity? in anger cast down the peoples, O God.

Shall they escape by iniquity; in thy anger cast down the people, O God.

Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, God.

By iniquity they escape, In anger the peoples put down, O God.
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