Psalm 55 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God, listen to my prayer and do not ignore my plea for help. 1 Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;
2 Pay attention to me and answer me. I am restless and in turmoil with my complaint, 2 hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
3 because of the enemy's voice, because of the pressure of the wicked. For they bring down disaster on me and harass me in 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 shudders within me; terrors of death sweep over me. 4 My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death assail me.
5 Fear and trembling grip me; horror has overwhelmed me. 5 Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.
6 I said, "If only I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and find rest. 6 I said, "Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest--
7 How far away I would flee; I would stay in the wilderness. Selah 7 I would flee far away and stay in the desert; "Selah"
8 I would hurry to my shelter from the raging wind and the storm." 8 I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm."
9 Lord, confuse and confound their speech, 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 make the rounds on its walls. Crime and trouble are within it; 10 Day and night they prowl about on its walls; malice and abuse are within it.
11 destruction is inside it; oppression and deceit never leave its marketplace. 11 Destructive forces are at work in the city; threats and lies never leave its streets.
12 Now, it is not an enemy who insults me- otherwise I could bear it; it is not a foe who rises up against me- otherwise I could hide 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 it is you, a man who is my peer, my companion and good friend! 13 But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend,
14 We used to have close fellowship; we walked with the crowd into the house of God. 14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship as we walked with the throng at the house of God.
15 Let death take them by surprise; let them go down to Sheol alive, because evil is in their homes and within 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 call to God, and the Lord will save me. 16 But I call to God, and the LORD saves me.
17 I complain and groan morning, noon, and night, and He hears my voice. 17 Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
18 Though many are against me, He will redeem me from my battle unharmed. 18 He ransoms me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.
19 God, the One enthroned from long ago, will hear, and will humiliate them Selah because they do not change and 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 acts violently against those at peace with him; he violates his covenant. 20 My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant.
21 His buttery words are smooth, but war is in his heart. His words are softer than oil, but 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 burden on the Lord, and He will support you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. 22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.
23 You, God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction; men of bloodshed and treachery will not live out half their days. But I will 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.