Psalm 55
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Cast Your Burden upon the LORD
(2 Samuel 17:15–29)

1To the overseer upon the stringed instrument, instruction to David. Give ear O God, to my prayer; thou wilt not hide thyself from my supplication.

2Attend to me and answer me; I shall flow down and make a noise in my complaint.

3From the voice of the enemy, from the face of the oppression of the unjust one: for they will bring down vanity upon me, for in anger they will lie in wait for me.

4My heart will be pained within me, and the terrors of death fell upon me.

5Fear and trembling will come upon me, and horror will cover me.

6And saying, Who will give me the wing-feather as a dove? I will fly away and settle down.

7Behold, I will move far off; fleeing away I will lodge in the desert. Silence.

8I will hasten escape to me from the rushing wind, from the storm.

9Swallow up, O Jehovah, divide their tongue: for I saw violence and strife in the city.

10Day and night they will surround it upon its walls: and vanity and trouble in her midst.

11Mischief in her midst: oppression and deceit will not depart from her wide place.

12For not the enemy will reproach me, and I will bear: not he hating me magnified against me; and I will hide from him.

13And thou a man according to my estimation, my friend and my acquaintance.

14Who together made sweet the intercourse, we will go into the house of God with the multitude.

15Death shall lay waste upon them; they shall go down living to hades, for evils in their sojournings in the midst of them.

16I will call upon God, and Jehovah will save me:

17Evening and morning and noon I will meditate and make a noise, and he will hear my voice.

18He redeemed my soul in peace from the encounter against me: for with many they were with me.

19God will hear and he will humble them, and he dwelt of old. Silence. With whom no changes to them and they feared not God.

20He stretched forth his hand in his recompenses: he profaned his covenant.

21They were divided from the wrath of his mouth, and his heart drew near: his words were soft above oil, and they drawn swords.

22Cast thy giving upon Jehovah and he will sustain thee: he will not give forever a wavering to the just one.

23And thou, O God, wilt bring them down to the well of destruction: men of bloods and deceit shall not halve their days; and I will trust in thee.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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