Bible: Ps 55
Psalm 55 1
55:1 For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a well-written song 2 by David.
Listen, O God, to my prayer!
Do not ignore 3 my appeal for mercy!
55:2 Pay attention to me and answer me!
55:3 because of what the enemy says, 7
and angrily attack me.
55:4 My heart beats violently 12 within me;
the horrors of death overcome me. 13
55:5 Fear and panic overpower me; 14
terror overwhelms 15 me.
55:6 I say, 16 “I wish I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and settle in a safe place!
55:7 Look, I will escape to a distant place;
I will stay in the wilderness. (Selah)
55:8 I will hurry off to a place that is safe
from the strong wind 17 and the gale.”
55:9 Confuse them, 18 O Lord!
Frustrate their plans! 19
For I see violence and conflict in the city.
55:10 Day and night they walk around on its walls, 20
while wickedness and destruction 21 are within it.
55:11 Disaster is within it;
violence 22 and deceit do not depart from its public square.
55:12 Indeed, 23 it is not an enemy who insults me,
or else I could bear it;
it is not one who hates me who arrogantly taunts me, 24
or else I could hide from him.
my close friend in whom I confided. 27
55:14 We would share personal thoughts with each other; 28
in God’s temple we would walk together among the crowd.
55:15 May death destroy them! 29
May they go down alive into Sheol! 30
For evil is in their dwelling place and in their midst.
55:16 As for me, I will call out to God,
55:17 During the evening, morning, and noontime
I will lament and moan, 31
55:19 God, the one who has reigned as king from long ago,
will hear and humiliate them. 38 (Selah)
They refuse to change,
and do not fear God. 39
he breaks his solemn promises to them. 43
55:21 His words are as smooth as butter, 44
but he harbors animosity in his heart. 45
His words seem softer than oil,
but they are really like sharp swords. 46
55:22 Throw your burden 47 upon the
and he will sustain you. 48
He will never allow the godly to be upended. 49
But as for me, I trust in you.