THE BOOKE OF Psalmes. Chapter 55
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1 Dauid in his prayer complaineth of his fearefull case. 9 He prayeth against his enemies, of whose wickednesse and trecherie he complaineth. 16 He comforteth himselfe in Gods preseruation of him and confusion of his enemies.
1[To the chiefe musician on Neginoth, Maschil. A Psalme of Dauid.] Giue eare to my prayer, O God: and hide not thy selfe from my supplication.
2Attend vnto me, and heare me: I mourne in my complaint, and make a noise.
3Because of the voyce of the enemie, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquitie vpon me, and in wrath they hate me.
4My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrours of death are fallen vpon me.
5Fearefulnesse and trembling are come vpon me, and horrour hath ouerwhelmed me.5
6And I said, O that I had wings like a doue; for then would I flee away and be at rest.
7Loe, then would I wander farre off, and remaine in the wildernesse. Selah.
8I would hasten my escape from the windie storme, and tempest.
9Destroy, O Lord, and diuide their tongues: for I haue seene violence and strife in the citie.
10Day and night they goe about it vpon the walles thereof: mischiefe also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
11Wickednesse is in the midst thereof: deceite and guile depart not from her streets.
12For it was not an enemie that reproached me, then I could haue borne it, neither was it hee that hated me, that did magnifie himselfe against me, then I would haue hid my selfe from him.
13But it was thou, a man, mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.13
14Wee tooke sweet counsell together, and walked vnto the house of God in companie.14
15Let death seaze vpon them, and let them goe downe quicke into hell: for wickednes is in their dwellings, and among them.15
16As for me, I will call vpon God: and the Lord shall saue me.
17Euening and morning, and at noone will I pray, and crie aloud: and he shall heare my voyce.
18He hath deliuered my soule in peace from the battell that was against me: for there were many with me.
19God shall heare and afflict them, euen he that abideth of old, Selah: because they haue no changes, therefore they feare not God.19
20He hath put foorth his handes against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his couenant.20
21The words of his mouth were smoother then butter, but warre was in his heart: his words were softer then oyle, yet were they drawen swords.
22Cast thy burden vpon the Lord, and he shall sustaine thee: hee shall neuer suffer the righteous to bee moued.22
23But thou, O God, shalt bring them downe into the pit of destruction: Bloody and deceitfull men shall not liue out halfe their dayes, but I will trust in thee.23
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Psalms Chapter 55
5 Heb. couered me.
13 Heb. a man according to my ranke.
14 Heb. who sweetned counsell.
15 Or, the graue.
19 Or, with whom also there be no changes yet they feare not God.
20 Heb. hee hath profaned.
22 Psal.37.8 mat.6.25. luk. 12.22. 1.pet.5.7. , Or, gift.
23 Heb. men of bloods and deceit. , Hebr. shal not halfe their dayes.
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