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

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

References for Psalms 55:1

    • é 55:1 - In Hebrew texts 55:1-23 is numbered 55:2-24.
    • ê 55:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught

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      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.

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      4 My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me.

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      5 Fear and trembling have beset me; horror 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;c

      References for Psalms 55:7

        • ë 55:7 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and in the middle of verse 19.
          8 I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.”

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          9 Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.

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

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

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