Psalm 55

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1: Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. edit

2: Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; edit

3: Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. edit

4: My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. edit

5: Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. edit

6: And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. edit

7: Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. edit

8: I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. edit

9: Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city. edit

10: Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it. edit

11: Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets. edit

12: For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: edit

13: But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. edit

14: We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company. edit

15: Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them. edit

16: As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me. edit

17: Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. edit

18: He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me. edit

19: God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God. edit

20: He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant. edit

21: The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. edit

22: Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. edit

23: But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee. edit

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