Psalm 55 DBY

1 {To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments: an instruction. Of David.} Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.
2 Attend unto me, and answer me: I wander about a in my plaint, and I moan aloud,

References for Psalms 55:2

    • Ʊ 55:2 - Or 'am restless.'
      3 Because of the voice of the enemy; because of the oppression of the wicked: b for they cast iniquity c upon me, and in anger they persecute me.

      References for Psalms 55:3

        • Ʋ 55:3 - As Ps. 9.5.
        • Ƴ 55:3 - Or 'vanity;' it is inwardly devised evil: see Job 4.8; 15.35; Pa 7.14; 10.7; 66.18; 90.10.
          4 My heart is writhing within me, and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
          5 Fear and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.
          6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away, and be at rest;
          7 Behold, I would flee afar off, I would lodge in the wilderness; Selah;
          8 I would hasten my escape from the stormy wind, from the tempest.
          9 Swallow [them] up, Lord; divide their tongue: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
          10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof; and iniquity d and mischief are in the midst of it.

          References for Psalms 55:10

            • ƴ 55:10 - See Note m, Ps 55.3.
              11 Perversities are in the midst thereof; and oppression and deceit depart not from its streets. e

              References for Psalms 55:11

                • Ƶ 55:11 - Or 'open place.'
                  12 For it is not an enemy that hath reproached me -- then could I have borne it; neither is it he that hateth me that hath magnified [himself] against me -- then would I have hidden myself from him;
                  13 But it was thou, a man f mine equal, mine intimate, my familiar friend. ...

                  References for Psalms 55:13

                    • ƶ 55:13 - Enosh: see Ps. 8.4,
                      14 We who held sweet intercourse together. To the house of God we walked amid the throng.
                      15 Let death seize upon them, g let them go down alive into Sheol. For wickedness is in their dwellings, in their midst.

                      References for Psalms 55:15

                        • Ʒ 55:15 - Some read 'Desolation be upon them!'
                          16 As for me, unto God will I call; and Jehovah will save me.
                          17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray and moan aloud; and he will hear my voice.
                          18 He hath redeemed my soul in peace from the battle against me: for there were many about me.
                          19 God will hear, and afflict them: he that is seated h of old, (Selah) ... because there is no change in them, and they i fear not God.

                          References for Psalms 55:19

                            • Ƹ 55:19 - Or 'that abideth.'
                            • ƹ 55:19 - Or 'because they with whom are no changes.'
                              20 He hath put forth his hands against such as are at peace with him; he hath profaned his covenant.
                              21 Smooth were the milky [words] of his mouth, j but his heart was war; his words were softer than oil, yet are they drawn swords.

                              References for Psalms 55:21

                                • ƺ 55:21 - Or '[The words of] his mouth were smooth as butter.'
                                  22 Cast thy burden k upon Jehovah, and *he* will sustain thee: he will never suffer the righteous to be moved.

                                  References for Psalms 55:22

                                    • ƻ 55:22 - Or 'the portion assigned to thee.'
                                      23 And thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days. But as for me, I will confide in thee.