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Book of Psalms
Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself
from my supplication.
55:2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my
complaint, and make a noise;
55:3 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.
55:4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the
terrors of death are fallen upon me.
55:5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and
horror hath overwhelmed me.
55:6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove!
for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
55:7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in
the wilderness. Selah.
55:8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm
55:9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for
I have seen violence and strife in the city.
55:10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls
thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst
55:11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and
guile depart not from her streets.
55:12 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:
55:13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide,
and mine acquaintance.
55:14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked
unto the house of God in company.
55:15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go
down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their
dwellings, and among them.
55:16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD
shall save me.
55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I
pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
55:18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the
battle that was against me: for there were many with
55:19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that
abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes,
therefore they fear not God.
55:20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be
at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.
55:21 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.
55:22 Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall
sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to
55:23 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
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Summary of Psalm 55
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A prayer of David in
danger and distress.
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A prayer of David in danger and distress.