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.