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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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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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