Chapter 55

PSA.55:1 <<To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Contemplation of David.>> Give ear to my prayer, O God, And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
PSA.55:2 Attend to me, and hear me; I am restless in my complaint, and moan noisily,
PSA.55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked; For they bring down trouble upon me, And in wrath they hate me.
PSA.55:4 My heart is severely pained within me, And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
PSA.55:5 Fearfulness and trembling have come upon me, And horror has overwhelmed me.
PSA.55:6 So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
PSA.55:7 Indeed, I would wander far off, And remain in the wilderness. Selah
PSA.55:8 I would hasten my escape From the windy storm and tempest.”
PSA.55:9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues, For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
PSA.55:10 Day and night they go around it on its walls; Iniquity and trouble are also in the midst of it.
PSA.55:11 Destruction is in its midst; Oppression and deceit do not depart from its streets.
PSA.55:12 For it is not an enemy who reproaches me; Then I could bear it. Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me; Then I could hide from him.
PSA.55:13 But it was you, a man my equal, My companion and my acquaintance.
PSA.55:14 We took sweet counsel together, And walked to the house of God in the throng.
PSA.55:15 Let death seize them; Let them go down alive into hell, For wickedness is in their dwellings and among them.
PSA.55:16 As for me, I will call upon God, And the LORD shall save me.
PSA.55:17 Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.
PSA.55:18 He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, For there were many against me.
PSA.55:19 God will hear, and afflict them, Even He who abides from of old. Selah Because they do not change, Therefore they do not fear God.
PSA.55:20 He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him; He has broken his covenant.
PSA.55:21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, But war was in his heart; His words were softer than oil, Yet they were drawn swords.
PSA.55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.
PSA.55:23 But You, O God, shall bring them down to the pit of destruction; Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; But I will trust in You.

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