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Psalms 55

Psalms 55:1  
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

Psalms 55:2  
Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

Psalms 55:3  
Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.

Psalms 55:4  
My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

Psalms 55:5  
Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

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

Psalms 55:7  
Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.

Psalms 55:8  
I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

Psalms 55:9  
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Psalms 55:10  
Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

Psalms 55:11  
Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

Psalms 55:12  
For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:

Psalms 55:13  
But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

Psalms 55:14  
We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

Psalms 55:15  
Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

Psalms 55:16  
As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.

Psalms 55:17  
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Psalms 55:18  
He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.

Psalms 55:19  
God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

Psalms 55:20  
He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.

Psalms 55:21  
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

Psalms 55:22  
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Psalms 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.


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