Psalm 55:1-11 NIV

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A "maskil" of David.

1 Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;1

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2 hear me and answer me.2 My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught3

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3 at the voice of the enemy, at the stares of the wicked; for they bring down suffering upon me4 and revile5 me in their anger.6

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4 My heart is in anguish7 within me; the terrors8 of death assail me.

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5 Fear and trembling9 have beset me; horror10 has overwhelmed me.

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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;11 "Selah"

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8 I would hurry to my place of shelter,12 far from the tempest and storm.13"

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9 Confuse the wicked, O Lord, confound their speech,14 for I see violence and strife15 in the city.16

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10 Day and night they prowl17 about on its walls; malice and abuse are within it.

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11 Destructive forces18 are at work in the city; threats and lies19 never leave its streets.

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