Tehilim Chapter 55

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1. To the chief Musician for stringed instruments, A Maskil of David.
2. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and do not hide yourself from my supplication.
3. Attend to me, and answer me; I sob in my complaint, and moan,
4. 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.
5. My heart inside me is in anguish; and the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
6. Fearfulness and trembling have come upon me, and horror has overwhelmed me.
7. And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then I would fly away, and be at rest.
8. Behold, then I would wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
9. I would hasten to find a refuge from the windy storm and the tempest.
10. Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues; for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
11. Day and night they go about it upon its walls; and mischief and trouble are in its midst.
12. Wickedness is in its midst; oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets.
13. For it was not an enemy who taunted me; then I could have borne it; nor was it one who hated me who magnified himself against me; then I could hide from him,
14. But it was you, a man my equal, my companion, my close friend.
15. We took sweet counsel together, and walked to the house of God in company.
16. Let death spread its oblivion upon them, and let them go down alive into Sheol; for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
17. As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.
18. Evening, and morning, and at noon, I pray, and cry aloud; and he hears my voice.
19. He has saved my soul in peace from the battle that was against me; for there were many who strove against me.
20. God, who is enthroned from old, shall hear, and afflict them. Selah. Because they do not change, and do not fear God.
21. He has put forth his hands against those who are at peace with him; he has broken his covenant.
22. The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.
23. Cast your burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain you; he shall never let the righteous be moved.
24. But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction; bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in you.