Psalms 55

Psalms 55:1  
Listen to my prayer, God. Don’t hide yourself from my supplication.

Psalms 55:2  
Attend to me, and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and moan

Psalms 55:3  
because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked. For they bring suffering on me. In anger they hold a grudge against me.

Psalms 55:4  
My heart is severely pained within me. The terrors of death have fallen on me.

Psalms 55:5  
Fearfulness and trembling have come on me. Horror has overwhelmed me.

Psalms 55:6  
I said, “Oh that I had wings like a dove! Then I would fly away, and be at rest.

Psalms 55:7  
Behold, then I would wander far off. I would lodge in the wilderness.” Selah.

Psalms 55:8  
“I would hurry to a shelter from the stormy wind and storm.”

Psalms 55:9  
Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Psalms 55:10  
Day and night they prowl around on its walls. Malice and abuse are also within her.

Psalms 55:11  
Destructive forces are within her. Threats and lies don’t depart from her streets.

Psalms 55:12  
For it was not an enemy who insulted me, then I could have endured it. Neither was it he who hated me who raised himself up against me, then I would have hidden myself from him.

Psalms 55:13  
But it was you, a man like me, my companion, and my familiar friend.

Psalms 55:14  
We took sweet fellowship together. We walked in God’s house with company.

Psalms 55:15  
Let death come suddenly on them. Let them go down alive into Sheol. For wickedness is among them, in their dwelling.

Psalms 55:16  
As for me, I will call on God. Yahweh will save me.

Psalms 55:17  
Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress. He will hear my voice.

Psalms 55:18  
He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, although there are many who oppose me.

Psalms 55:19  
God, who is enthroned forever, will hear and answer them. Selah.They never change and don’t fear God.

Psalms 55:20  
He raises his hands against his friends. He has violated his covenant.

Psalms 55:21  
His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Psalms 55:22  
Cast your burden on Yahweh and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved.

Psalms 55:23  
But you, God, will bring them down into 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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