I would hasten my escape from the windy storm [and] tempest.
Destroy, O Lord, [and] divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Day and night they go about it upon its walls: mischief also and sorrow [are] in the midst of it.
Wickedness [is] in the midst of it: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
For [it was] not an enemy [that] reproached me; then I could have borne [it]: neither [was it] he that hated me [that] magnified [himself] against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
But [it was] thou, a man my equal, my guide, and my acquaintance.
We took sweet counsel together, [and] walked to the house of God in company.
Let death seize upon them, [and] let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness [is] in their dwellings, [and] among them.
As for me, I will call upon God: and the LORD will save me.
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he will hear my voice.
He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle [that was] against me: for there were many with me.