Psalms 55:1-3

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

1 [a][b]Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;
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.

Psalms 55:1-3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 55:1-3 In-Context

1 Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea;
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.
4 My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me.
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;

Cross References 6

  • 1. Psalms 27:9; Psalms 61:1; Lamentations 3:56
  • 2. Psalms 4:1; Psalms 66:19
  • 3. 1 Samuel 1:15-16; Psalms 77:3; Psalms 86:6-7; Psalms 142:2; Isaiah 38:14
  • 4. S 2 Samuel 16:6-8; Psalms 17:9; Psalms 143:3
  • 5. S Psalms 44:16
  • 6. Psalms 71:11

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 55:1-23 is numbered 55:2-24.
  • [b]. Title: Probably a literary or musical term