Psalm 55:2-12 NIV

2 hear me and answer me.1 My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught2

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3 at the voice of the enemy, at the stares of the wicked; for they bring down suffering upon me3 and revile4 me in their anger.5

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4 My heart is in anguish6 within me; the terrors7 of death assail me.

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5 Fear and trembling8 have beset me; horror9 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;10 "Selah"

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8 I would hurry to my place of shelter,11 far from the tempest and storm.12"

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9 Confuse the wicked, O Lord, confound their speech,13 for I see violence and strife14 in the city.15

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10 Day and night they prowl16 about on its walls; malice and abuse are within it.

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11 Destructive forces17 are at work in the city; threats and lies18 never leave its streets.

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12 If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were raising himself against me, I could hide from him.