Psalm 54

1Save me, O God, by your name, and vindicate me by your might.

2Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

3For the insolent have risen against me, the ruthless seek my life; they do not set God before them. Selah

4But surely, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.

5He will repay my enemies for their evil. In your faithfulness, put an end to them.

6With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good.

7For he has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.

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.

16But I call upon God, and the Lord will save me.

17Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he will hear my voice.

18He will redeem me unharmed from the battle that I wage, for many are arrayed against me.

19God, who is enthroned from of old, Selah will hear, and will humble them— because they do not change, and do not fear God.

20My companion laid hands on a friend and violated a covenant with me

21with speech smoother than butter, but with a heart set on war; with words that were softer than oil, but in fact were drawn swords.

22Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

23But you, O God, will cast them down into the lowest pit; the bloodthirsty and treacherous shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in you.

Psalm 56

1Be gracious to me, O God, for people trample on me; all day long foes oppress me;

2my enemies trample on me all day long, for many fight against me. O Most High,

3when I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

4In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I am not afraid; what can flesh do to me?

5All day long they seek to injure my cause; all their thoughts are against me for evil.

6They stir up strife, they lurk, they watch my steps. As they hoped to have my life,

7so repay them for their crime; in wrath cast down the peoples, O God!

8You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your record?

9Then my enemies will retreat in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me.

10In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise,

11in God I trust; I am not afraid. What can a mere mortal do to me?

12My vows to you I must perform, O God; I will render thank offerings to you.

13For you have delivered my soul from death, and my feet from falling, so that I may walk before God in the light of life.

From the oremus Bible Browser http://bible.oremus.org v2.2.8 14 July 2018.


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