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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 H5329 (8764) on Neginoth H5058, Maschil H4905 (8688), [A Psalm] of David H1732.» Give ear H238 (8685) to my prayer H8605, O God H430; and hide H5956 (8691) not thyself from my supplication H8467.
[2] Attend H7181 (8685) unto me, and hear H6030 (8798) me: I mourn H7300 (8686) in my complaint H7879, and make a noise H1949 (8686);
[3] Because of the voice H6963 of the enemy H341 (8802), because H6440 of the oppression H6125 of the wicked H7563: for they cast H4131 (8686) iniquity H205 upon me, and in wrath H639 they hate H7852 (8799) me.
[4] My heart H3820 is sore pained H2342 (8799) within H7130 me: and the terrors H367 of death H4194 are fallen H5307 (8804) upon me.
[5] Fearfulness H3374 and trembling H7461 are come H935 (8799) upon me, and horror H6427 hath overwhelmed H3680 (8762) me.
[6] And I said H559 (8799), Oh that H5414 (8799) I had wings H83 like a dove H3123! [for then] would I fly away H5774 (8799), and be at rest H7931 (8799).
[7] Lo, [then] would I wander H5074 (8800) far off H7368 (8686), [and] remain H3885 (8799) in the wilderness H4057. Selah H5542.
[8] I would hasten H2363 (8686) my escape H4655 from the windy H7307 storm H5584 (8801) [and] tempest H5591.
[9] Destroy H1104 (8761), O Lord H136, [and] divide H6385 (8761) their tongues H3956: for I have seen H7200 (8804) violence H2555 and strife H7379 in the city H5892.
[10] Day H3119 and night H3915 they go about H5437 (8779) it upon the walls H2346 thereof: mischief H205 also and sorrow H5999 [are] in the midst H7130 of it.
[11] Wickedness H1942 [is] in the midst H7130 thereof: deceit H8496 and guile H4820 depart H4185 (8686) not from her streets H7339.
[12] For [it was] not an enemy H341 (8802) [that] reproached H2778 (8762) me; then I could have borne H5375 (8799) [it]: neither [was it] he that hated H8130 (8764) me [that] did magnify H1431 (8689) [himself] against me; then I would have hid H5641 (8735) myself from him:
[13] But [it was] thou, a man H582 mine equal H6187, my guide H441, and mine acquaintance H3045 (8794).
[14] We took sweet H4985 (8686) counsel H5475 together H3162, [and] walked H1980 (8762) unto the house H1004 of God H430 in company H7285.
[15] Let death H4194 seize H5377 (8686) (8675) H3451 upon them, [and] let them go down H3381 (8799) quick H2416 into hell H7585: for wickedness H7451 [is] in their dwellings H4033, [and] among H7130 them.
[16] As for me, I will call H7121 (8799) upon God H430; and the LORD H3068 shall save H3467 (8686) me.
[17] Evening H6153, and morning H1242, and at noon H6672, will I pray H7878 (8799), and cry aloud H1993 (8799): and he shall hear H8085 (8799) my voice H6963.
[18] He hath delivered H6299 (8804) my soul H5315 in peace H7965 from the battle H7128 [that was] against me: for there were many H7227 with me.
[19] God H410 shall hear H8085 (8799), and afflict H6030 (8799) them, even he that abideth H3427 (8802) of old H6924. Selah H5542. Because they have no changes H2487, therefore they fear H3372 (8804) not God H430.
[20] He hath put forth H7971 (8804) his hands H3027 against such as be at peace H7965 with him: he hath broken H2490 (8765) his covenant H1285.
[21] [The words] of his mouth H6310 were smoother H2505 (8804) than butter H4260, but war H7128 [was] in his heart H3820: his words H1697 were softer H7401 (8804) than oil H8081, yet [were] they drawn swords H6609.
[22] Cast H7993 (8685) thy burden H3053 upon the LORD H3068, and he shall sustain H3557 (8770) thee: he shall never H5769 suffer H5414 (8799) the righteous H6662 to be moved H4131 (8800).
[23] But thou, O God H430, shalt bring them down H3381 (8686) into the pit H875 of destruction H7845: bloody H1818 and deceitful H4820 men H582 shall not live out half H2673 (8799) their days H3117; but I will trust H982 (8799) 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!