Psalms 55:9-15

9 Confuse the speech of my enemies, O Lord! I see violence and riots in the city,
10 surrounding it day and night, filling it with crime and trouble.
11 There is destruction everywhere; the streets are full of oppression and fraud.
12 If it were an enemy making fun of me, I could endure it; if it were an opponent boasting over me, I could hide myself from him.
13 But it is you, my companion, my colleague and close friend.
14 We had intimate talks with each other and worshiped together in the Temple.
15 May my enemies die before their time; may they go down alive into the world of the dead! Evil is in their homes and in their hearts.

Psalms 55:9-15 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 55:9-15 In-Context

7 I would fly far away and make my home in the desert.
8 I would hurry and find myself a shelter from the raging wind and the storm.
9 Confuse the speech of my enemies, O Lord! I see violence and riots in the city,
10 surrounding it day and night, filling it with crime and trouble.
11 There is destruction everywhere; the streets are full of oppression and fraud.
12 If it were an enemy making fun of me, I could endure it; if it were an opponent boasting over me, I could hide myself from him.
13 But it is you, my companion, my colleague and close friend.
14 We had intimate talks with each other and worshiped together in the Temple.
15 May my enemies die before their time; may they go down alive into the world of the dead! Evil is in their homes and in their hearts.
16 But I call to the Lord God for help, and he will save me.
17 Morning, noon, and night my complaints and groans go up to him, and he will hear my voice.