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Chapter
Psalms 55

Book of Psalms - Chapter 55

Psalms 55:1

To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

Psalms 55:2

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

Psalms 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.

Psalms 55:4

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

Psalms 55:5

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

Psalms 55:6

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

Psalms 55:7

Lo, [then] would I wander far off, [and] remain in the wilderness. Selah.

Psalms 55:8

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm [and] tempest.

Psalms 55:9

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

Psalms 55:10

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

Psalms 55:11

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

Psalms 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:

Psalms 55:13

But [it was] thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

Psalms 55:14

We took sweet counsel together, [and] walked unto the house of God in company.

Psalms 55:15

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

Psalms 55:16

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

Psalms 55:17

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

Psalms 55:18

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

Psalms 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.

Psalms 55:20

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

Psalms 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.

Psalms 55:22

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

Psalms 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 in thee.