|Ps 55:1 Give ear to my prayer, O God;
And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
|Ps 55:2 Give heed to me and answer me;
I am restless in my complaint and am surely distracted,
|Ps 55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy,
Because of the pressure of the wicked;
For they bring down trouble upon me
And in anger they bear a grudge against me.
|Ps 55:4 ¶ My heart is in anguish within me,
And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
|Ps 55:5 Fear and trembling come upon me,
And horror has overwhelmed me.
|Ps 55:6 I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.
|Ps 55:7 "Behold, I would wander far away,
I would lodge in the wilderness. Selah.
|Ps 55:8 "I would hasten to my place of refuge
From the stormy wind and tempest."
|Ps 55:9 ¶ Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues,
For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
|Ps 55:10 Day and night they go around her upon her walls,
And iniquity and mischief are in her midst.
|Ps 55:11 Destruction is in her midst;
Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets.
|Ps 55:12 ¶ For it is not an enemy who reproaches me,
Then I could bear it;
Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me,
Then I could hide myself from him.
|Ps 55:13 But it is you, a man my equal,
My companion and my familiar friend;
|Ps 55:14 We who had sweet fellowship together
Walked in the house of God in the throng.
|Ps 55:15 Let death come deceitfully upon them;
Let them go down alive to Sheol,
For evil is in their dwelling, in their midst.
|Ps 55:16 ¶ As for me, I shall call upon God,
And the LORD will save me.
|Ps 55:17 Evening and morning and at noon, I will complain and murmur,
And He will hear my voice.
|Ps 55:18 He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me,
For they are many who strive with me.
|Ps 55:19 God will hear and answer them--
Even the one who sits enthroned from of old-- Selah.
With whom there is no change,
And who do not fear God.
|Ps 55:20 He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him;
He has violated his covenant.
|Ps 55:21 His speech was smoother than butter,
But his heart was war;
His words were softer than oil,
Yet they were drawn swords.
|Ps 55:22 ¶ Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
|Ps 55:23 But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction;
Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days.
But I will trust in You.