Psalm 55

1Give ear to my prayer, O God; do not hide yourself from my supplication.

2Attend to me, and answer me; I am troubled in my complaint. I am distraught

3by the noise of the enemy, because of the clamor of the wicked. For they bring trouble upon me, and in anger they cherish enmity against me.

4My heart is in anguish within me, the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

5Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me.

6And I say, “O that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest;

7truly, I would flee far away; I would lodge in the wilderness; Selah

8I would hurry to find a shelter for myself from the raging wind and tempest.”

9Confuse, O Lord, confound their speech; for I see violence and strife in the city.

10Day and night they go around it on its walls, and iniquity and trouble are within it;

11ruin is in its midst; oppression and fraud do not depart from its marketplace.

12It is not enemies who taunt me— I could bear that; it is not adversaries who deal insolently with me— I could hide from them.

13But it is you, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend,

14with whom I kept pleasant company; we walked in the house of God with the throng.

15Let death come upon them; let them go down alive to Sheol; for evil is in their homes and in their hearts.

From the oremus Bible Browser https://bible.oremus.org v2.5.2 2 April 2021.