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Psalm 55 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; 1 Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;
2 hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught 2 hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
3 because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked; for they bring down suffering on me and assail me in their anger. 3 at the voice of the enemy, at the stares of the wicked; for they bring down suffering upon me and revile me in their anger.
4 My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me. 4 My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me.
5 Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me. 5 Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.
6 I said, "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest. 6 I said, "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest--
7 I would flee far away and stay in the desert; 7 I would flee far away and stay in the desert; "Selah"
8 I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm." 8 I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm."
9 Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city. 9 Confuse the wicked, O Lord, confound their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they prowl about on its walls; malice and abuse are within it. 10 Day and night they prowl about on its walls; malice and abuse are within it.
11 Destructive forces are at work in the city; threats and lies never leave its streets. 11 Destructive forces are at work in the city; threats and lies never leave its streets.
12 If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were rising against me, I could hide. 12 If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were raising himself against me, I could hide from him.
13 But it is you, one like myself, my companion, my close friend, 13 But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend,
14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship at the house of God, as we walked about among the worshipers. 14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship as we walked with the throng at the house of God.
15 Let death take my enemies by surprise; let them go down alive to the realm of the dead, for evil finds lodging among them. 15 Let death take my enemies by surprise; let them go down alive to the grave, for evil finds lodging among them.
16 As for me, I call to God, and the LORD saves me. 16 But I call to God, and the LORD saves me.
17 Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice. 17 Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
18 He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me. 18 He ransoms me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.
19 God, who is enthroned from of old, who does not change-- he will hear them and humble them, because they have no fear of God. 19 God, who is enthroned forever, will hear them and afflict them-- "Selah" men who never change their ways and have no fear of God.
20 My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant. 20 My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant.
21 His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords. 21 His speech is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.
22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. 22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
23 But you, God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of decay; the bloodthirsty and deceitful will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you. 23 But you, O God, will bring down the wicked into the pit of corruption; bloodthirsty and deceitful men will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.