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Psalm 55 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To victory in organs, the learning of David. God, hear thou my prayer, and despise thou not my beseeching; (To victory, on instruments, the teaching of David. God, hear thou my prayer, and despise thou not my plea;) 1 Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;
2 give thou attention to me, and hear thou me. I am sorrowful in mine exercising (I am grieved by my distress); 2 hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
3 and I am disturbed of the face of the enemy, and of the tribulation of the sinner. For they bowed wickednesses into me; and in ire they were dis-easeful to me. (and I am made afraid by my enemies, and by the trouble which the sinners have brought upon me. For they bowed down wickednesses upon me; and with great anger they were very hateful to me.) 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 Mine heart was troubled in me; and the dread of death felled on me. (My heart was troubled within me; and the fear of death fell upon me.) 4 My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me.
5 Dread and trembling came on me (Fear and trembling came upon me); and darknesses covered me. 5 Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.
6 And I said, Who shall give to me feathers, as of a culver; and I shall fly, and shall take rest? (And I said, Who shall give me wings like a dove? and then I can fly away, and get some rest.) 6 I said, "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest--
7 Lo! I went far away, and fled; and I dwelled in wilderness. (Lo! I would flee far away; and I would live in the wilderness.) 7 I would flee far away and stay in the desert; "Selah"
8 I abode him, that made me safe from the littleness, either dread, of spirit; and from tempest. (I would hasten, and make myself safe from the wind, and from the tempest.) 8 I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm."
9 Lord, cast thou down, [and] part thou the tongues of them; for I saw wickedness and against-saying in the city. 9 Confuse the wicked, O Lord, confound their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city.
10 By day and night wickedness shall (en)compass it on the walls thereof; and travail and unrightfulness be in the midst of them. (Day and night they surround the city, all along its walls; and trouble and unrighteousness be in its midst.) 10 Day and night they prowl about on its walls; malice and abuse are within it.
11 And usury and guile failed not; from the streets thereof. (And greed, and deceit, always be found in its streets.) 11 Destructive forces are at work in the city; threats and lies never leave its streets.
12 For if mine enemy had cursed me; soothly I had suffered. And if he, that hated me, had spoken great things on me; in hap I had hid me from him. (For if my enemy had cursed me; truly I would have suffered it. And if he, who hated me, had spoken great things against me; I would have hid myself from him.) 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 thou art a man of one will (with me); my leader, and my known. (But thou art a man of one mind with me; my leader, and my dear friend.) 13 But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend,
14 Which tookest together sweet meats with me; we went with consent in(to) the house of God. (Who shared his good counsel with me; and we went together to the House of God.) 14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship as we walked with the throng at the house of God.
15 Death come on them; and go they down quick into hell (May death come upon them; and may they go down alive into Sheol, or the land of the dead). For waywardnesses be in the dwelling places of them; (and) in the midst of them. 15 Let death take my enemies by surprise; let them go down alive to the grave, for evil finds lodging among them.
16 But I cried to thee, Lord; and the Lord saved me. (But I shall cry to thee, Lord; and the Lord will save me.) 16 But I call to God, and the LORD saves me.
17 In the eventide, and [the] morrowtide, and in midday (and at midday), I shall tell, and show (him); and he shall hear my voice. 17 Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
18 He shall again-buy my soul in peace from them, that nigh to me; for among many they were with me. (And he shall deliver my soul unto peace again, from those who come against me; for there were many against me.) 18 He ransoms me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.
19 God shall hear; and he that is before the worlds shall make them low. For changing is not to them, and they dreaded not God; (God shall hear; and he who was before the worlds, shall humble them. For changing is not to them, and they do not fear 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 he holdeth forth his hand in yielding. They defouled his testament, (indeed, they put forth their hands, against those who be at peace with them. They have broken their promise, or their covenant,) 20 My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant.
21 the cheers thereof were parted from ire; and his heart nighed. The words thereof were softer than oil; and they be darts. (their words were smoother than butter; but battle was in their hearts. Their words were softer than oil; but they were as sharp as darts.) 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 thy care, or thought, [(or) busyness,] on the Lord, and he shall fully nourish thee; and he shall not give [into] without end fluttering to a just man. (Cast thy burdens upon the Lord, and he shall nourish and protect thee; yea, he shall not allow the righteous to be moved, or shaken.) 22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
23 But thou, God, shalt lead them forth; into the pit of death. Men-quellers and beguilers shall not have half their days; but, Lord, I shall hope in thee. (But murderers and deceivers shall not have half their days; for thou, God, shalt lead them forth, into the pit of death. But, O Lord, I shall put my trust in thee.) 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.