2 hear me and answer me. My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
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.
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;a

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.”
      9 Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words, for I see violence and strife in the city.
      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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      12 If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were rising against me, I could hide.