Psalm 55
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1TO THE OVERSEER. WITH STRINGED INSTRUMENTS. AN INSTRUCTION OF DAVID. Give ear, O God, [to] my prayer, "" And do not hide from my supplication.

2Attend to me, and answer me, "" I mourn in my meditation, and make a noise,

3Because of the voice of an enemy, "" Because of the oppression of the wicked, "" For they cause sorrow to move against me, "" And in anger they hate me.

4My heart is pained within me, "" And terrors of death have fallen on me.

5Fear and trembling come to me, "" And horror covers me.

6And I say, “Who gives to me a pinion as a dove?” I fly away and rest,

7Behold, I move far off, "" I lodge in a wilderness. Selah.

8I hurry escape for myself, "" From a rushing wind, from a whirlwind.

9Swallow up, O Lord, divide their tongue, "" For I saw violence and strife in a city.

10By day and by night they go around it, on its walls. Both iniquity and perverseness [are] in its midst,

11Mischiefs [are] in its midst. Fraud and deceit do not depart from its street.

12For an enemy does not reproach me, or I bear [it], "" He who is hating me "" Has not magnified himself against me, "" Or I hide from him.

13But you, a man—as my equal, "" My familiar friend, and my acquaintance.

14When together we sweeten counsel, "" We walk into the house of God in company.

15Desolations [are] on them, "" They go down [to] Sheol—alive, "" For wickedness [is] in their dwelling, in their midst.

16I call to God, and YHWH saves me.

17Evening, and morning, and noon, "" I meditate, and make a noise, and He hears my voice,

18He has ransomed my soul in peace "" From him who is near to me, "" For with the multitude they were with me.

19God hears and afflicts them, "" And He sits of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, and do not fear God,

20He has sent forth his hands against his well-wishers, "" He has defiled his covenant.

21His mouth has been sweeter than honey, "" And his heart [is] war! His words have been softer than oil, "" And they [are] drawn [swords].

22Cast on YHWH that which He has given you, "" And He sustains you, "" He does not permit the moving of the righteous forever.

23And You, O God, bring them down "" To a pit of destruction, "" Men of blood and deceit do not reach to half their days, "" And I trust in You!

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