1Give ear to my prayer, O God; And 2do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
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Give 3heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my 4complaint and 5am surely distracted,
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Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the 6pressure of the wicked; For they 7bring down trouble upon me And in anger they 8bear a grudge against me.
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My 9heart is in anguish within me, And the terrors of 10death have fallen upon me.
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Fear and 11trembling come upon me, And 12horror has overwhelmed me.
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I said, "Oh , that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and 13be at rest.
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"Behold, I would wander far away, I would 14lodge in the wilderness. Selah.
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"I would hasten to my place of refuge From the 15stormy wind and tempest."
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Confuse, O Lord, 16divide their tongues, For I have seen 17violence and strife in the city.
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Day and night they go around her upon her walls, And iniquity and mischief are in her midst.
18Destruction is in her midst; 19Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets.
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For it is 20not an enemy who reproaches me, Then I could bear it; Nor is it one who hates me who 21has exalted himself against me, Then I could hide myself from him.
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But it is you, a man my equal, My 22companion and my 23familiar friend;
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We who had sweet fellowship together 24Walked in the house of God in the throng.
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Let death come 25deceitfully upon them; Let them 26go down alive to Sheol, For evil is in their dwelling, in their midst.
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As for me, I shall 27call upon God, And the LORD will save me.
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28Evening and 29morning and at 30noon, I will complain and murmur, And He will hear my voice.
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He will 31redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me, For they are 32many who strive with me.
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God will 33hear and answer them- Even the one 34who sits enthroned from of old - Selah. With whom there is no change, And who 35do not fear God.
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He has put forth his hands against 36those who were at peace with him; He has 37violated his covenant.
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His speech was 38smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were 39softer than oil, Yet they were drawn 40swords.
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41Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; 42He will never allow the righteous to 43be shaken.
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But You, O God, will bring them down to the 44pit of destruction; 45Men of bloodshed and deceit will 46not live out half their days. But I will 47trust in You.
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