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Psalm 55 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:1 - To the Overseer with stringed instruments. -- An instruction, by David. Give ear, O God, to my prayer, And hide not from my supplication.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:2 - Attend to me, and answer me, I mourn in my meditation, and make a noise,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:3 - Because 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:4 - My heart is pained within me, And terrors of death have fallen on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:5 - Fear and trembling come in to me, And horror doth cover me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:6 - And I say, 'Who doth give to me a pinion as a dove? I fly away and rest,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:7 - Lo, I move far off, I lodge in a wilderness. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:8 - I hasten escape for myself, From a rushing wind, from a whirlwind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:9 - Swallow up, O Lord, divide their tongue, For I saw violence and strife in a city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:10 - By day and by night they go round it, on its walls. Both iniquity and perverseness are in its midst,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:11 - Mischiefs are in its midst. Fraud and deceit depart not from its street.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:12 - For an enemy reproacheth me not, or I bear it, He who is hating me Hath not magnified himself against me, Or I hide from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:13 - But thou, a man -- as mine equal, My familiar friend, and mine acquaintance.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:14 - When together we sweeten counsel, Into the house of God we walk in company.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:15 - Desolations are upon them, They go down to Sheol -- alive, For wickedness is in their dwelling, in their midst.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:16 - I -- to God I call, and Jehovah saveth me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:17 - Evening, and morning, and noon, I meditate, and make a noise, and He heareth my voice,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:18 - He hath ransomed in peace my soul From him who is near to me, For with the multitude they were with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:19 - God doth hear and afflict them, And He sitteth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, and fear not God,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:20 - He hath sent forth his hands against his well-wishers, He hath polluted his covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:21 - Sweeter than honey hath been his mouth, And his heart is war! Softer have been his words than oil, And they are drawn swords.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:22 - Cast on Jehovah that which He hath given thee, And He doth sustain thee, He doth not suffer for ever the moving of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:23 - And Thou, O God, dost bring them down To a pit of destruction, Men of blood and deceit reach not to half their days, And I -- I do trust in Thee!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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