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Psalm 55 (WEBP)

[1] Listen to my prayer, God. Don’t hide yourself from my supplication.
[2] Attend to me, and answer me. I am restless in my complaint, and moan
[3] because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked. For they bring suffering on me. In anger they hold a grudge against me.
[4] My heart is severely pained within me. The terrors of death have fallen on me.
[5] Fearfulness and trembling have come on me. Horror has overwhelmed me.
[6] I said, “Oh that I had wings like a dove! Then I would fly away, and be at rest.
[7] Behold, then I would wander far off. I would lodge in the wilderness.” Selah.
[8] “I would hurry to a shelter from the stormy wind and storm.”
[9] Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language, for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
[10] Day and night they prowl around on its walls. Malice and abuse are also within her.
[11] Destructive forces are within her. Threats and lies don’t depart from her streets.
[12] For it was not an enemy who insulted me, then I could have endured it. Neither was it he who hated me who raised himself up against me, then I would have hidden myself from him.
[13] But it was you, a man like me, my companion, and my familiar friend.
[14] We took sweet fellowship together. We walked in God’s house with company.
[15] Let death come suddenly on them. Let them go down alive into Sheol. For wickedness is among them, in their dwelling.
[16] As for me, I will call on God. Yahweh will save me.
[17] Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress. He will hear my voice.
[18] He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, although there are many who oppose me.
[19] God, who is enthroned forever, will hear and answer them. Selah. They never change and don’t fear God.
[20] He raises his hands against his friends. He has violated his covenant.
[21] His mouth was smooth as butter, but his heart was war. His words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.
[22] Cast your burden on Yahweh and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be moved.
[23] But you, God, will bring them down into the pit of destruction. Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days, but I will trust in you.

Psalm 55:15 Sheol is the place of the dead.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 55 (KJVS)

[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 .
[2] Attend () unto me, and hear () me: I mourn () in my complaint , and make a noise ();
[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.
[4] My heart is sore pained () within me: and the terrors of death are fallen () upon me.
[5] Fearfulness and trembling are come () upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed () me.
[6] And I said (), Oh that () I had wings like a dove ! [for then] would I fly away (), and be at rest ().
[7] Lo, [then] would I wander () far off (), [and] remain () in the wilderness . Selah .
[8] I would hasten () my escape from the windy storm () [and] tempest .
[9] Destroy (), O Lord , [and] divide () their tongues : for I have seen () violence and strife in the city .
[10] Day and night they go about () it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow [are] in the midst of it.
[11] Wickedness [is] in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart () not from her streets .
[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:
[13] But [it was] thou, a man mine equal , my guide , and mine acquaintance ().
[14] We took sweet () counsel together , [and] walked () unto the house of God in company .
[15] Let death seize () (8675) upon them, [and] let them go down () quick into hell : for wickedness [is] in their dwellings , [and] among them.
[16] As for me, I will call () upon God ; and the LORD shall save () me.
[17] Evening , and morning , and at noon , will I pray (), and cry aloud (): and he shall hear () my voice .
[18] He hath delivered () my soul in peace from the battle [that was] against me: for there were many with me.
[19] God shall hear (), and afflict () them, even he that abideth () of old . Selah . Because they have no changes , therefore they fear () not God .
[20] He hath put forth () his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken () his covenant .
[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 .
[22] Cast () thy burden upon the LORD , and he shall sustain () thee: he shall never suffer () the righteous to be moved ().
[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.

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 55 (YLT)

[1] Give ear, O God, to my prayer, And hide not from my supplication.
[2] Attend to me, and answer me, I mourn in my meditation, and make a noise,
[3] Because of the voice of an enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked, For they cause sorrow to move against me, And in anger they hate me.
[4] My heart is pained within me, And terrors of death have fallen on me.
[5] Fear and trembling come in to me, And horror doth cover me.
[6] And I say, ‘Who doth give to me a pinion as a dove? I fly away and rest,
[7] Lo, I move far off, I lodge in a wilderness. Selah.
[8] I hasten escape for myself, From a rushing wind, from a whirlwind.
[9] Swallow up, O Lord, divide their tongue, For I saw violence and strife in a city.
[10] By day and by night they go round it, on its walls. Both iniquity and perverseness are in its midst,
[11] Mischiefs are in its midst. Fraud and deceit depart not from its street.
[12] For an enemy reproacheth me not, or I bear it, He who is hating me Hath not magnified himself against me, Or I hide from him.
[13] But thou, a man-as mine equal, My familiar friend, and mine acquaintance.
[14] When together we sweeten counsel, Into the house of God we walk in company.
[15] Desolations are upon them, They go down to Sheol-alive, For wickedness is in their dwelling, in their midst.
[16] I-to God I call, and Jehovah saveth me.
[17] Evening, and morning, and noon, I meditate, and make a noise, and He heareth my voice,
[18] He hath ransomed in peace my soul From him who is near to me, For with the multitude they were with me.
[19] God doth hear and afflict them, And He sitteth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, and fear not God,
[20] He hath sent forth his hands against his well-wishers, He hath polluted his covenant.
[21] Sweeter than honey hath been his mouth, And his heart is war! Softer have been his words than oil, And they are drawn swords.
[22] Cast on Jehovah that which He hath given thee, And He doth sustain thee, He doth not suffer for ever the moving of the righteous.
[23] And Thou, O God, dost bring them down To a pit of destruction, Men of blood and deceit reach not to half their days, And I-I do trust in Thee!