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Psalm 55 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:1 - To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:2 - Attend to me, and answer me; I am overcome by my trouble. I am distraught

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:3 - by the noise of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked. For they bring trouble upon me, and in anger they cherish enmity against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:4 - My heart is in anguish within me, the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:5 - Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:6 - And I say, "O that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:7 - yea, I would wander afar, I would lodge in the wilderness, Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:8 - I would haste to find me a shelter from the raging wind and tempest."

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:9 - Destroy their plans, O Lord, confuse their tongues; for I see violence and strife in the city.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:10 - Day and night they go around it on its walls; and mischief and trouble are within it,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:11 - ruin is in its midst; oppression and fraud do not depart from its market place.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:12 - It is not an enemy who taunts me--then I could bear it; it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me-- then I could hide from him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:13 - But it is you, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:14 - We used to hold sweet converse together; within God's house we walked in fellowship.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:15 - Let death come upon them; let them go down to Sheol alive; let them go away in terror into their graves.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:16 - But I call upon God; and the LORD will save me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:17 - Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he will hear my voice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:18 - He will deliver my soul in safety from the battle that I wage, for many are arrayed against me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:19 - God will give ear, and humble them, he who is enthroned from of old; because they keep no law, and do not fear God. Selah

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:20 - My companion stretched out his hand against his friends, he violated his covenant.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:21 - His speech was smoother than butter, yet war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:22 - Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:23 - But thou, O God, wilt cast them down into the lowest pit; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in thee.
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