Day and night they prowl1 about on its walls; malice and abuse are within it.
References for Psalms 55:10
Destructive forces2 are at work in the city; threats and lies3 never leave its streets.
References for Psalms 55:11
If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were raising himself against me, I could hide from him.
But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close friend,4
References for Psalms 55:13
with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship5 as we walked with the throng at the house of God.6
References for Psalms 55:14
Let death take my enemies by surprise;7 let them go down alive to the grave,8 for evil finds lodging among them.
References for Psalms 55:15
But I call to God, and the LORD saves me.
Evening,9 morning10 and noon11 I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.
References for Psalms 55:17
He ransoms me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.
God, who is enthroned forever,12 will hear13 them and afflict them-- "Selah" men who never change their ways and have no fear of God.14
References for Psalms 55:19
My companion attacks his friends;15 he violates his covenant.16
References for Psalms 55:20