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Psalms 55:1
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For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A [a]Maskil of David.

(a)Give ear to my prayer, O God; And (b)do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
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Psalms 55:2
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Give (c)heed to me and answer me; I am restless in my (d)complaint and [b](e)am surely distracted,
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Psalms 55:3
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Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the (f)pressure of the wicked; For they (g)bring down [c]trouble upon me And in anger they (h)bear a grudge against me.
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Psalms 55:4
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My (i)heart is in anguish within me, And the terrors of (j)death have fallen upon me.
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Psalms 55:5
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Fear and (k)trembling come upon me, And [d](l)horror has overwhelmed me.
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Psalms 55:6
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I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and [e](m)be at rest.
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Psalms 55:7
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"Behold, I would wander far away, I would (n)lodge in the wilderness. [f]Selah.
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Psalms 55:8
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"I would hasten to my place of refuge From the (o)stormy wind and tempest."
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Psalms 55:9
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[g]Confuse, O Lord, (p)divide their tongues, For I have seen (q)violence and strife in the city.
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Psalms 55:10
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Day and night they go around her upon her walls, And iniquity and mischief are in her midst.
Psalms 55:11
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(r)Destruction is in her midst; (s)Oppression and deceit do not depart from her [h]streets.
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Psalms 55:12
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For it is (t)not an enemy who reproaches me, Then I could bear it; Nor is it one who hates me who (u)has exalted himself against me, Then I could hide myself from him.
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Psalms 55:13
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But it is you, a man [i]my equal, My (v)companion and my [j](w)familiar friend;
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Psalms 55:14
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We who had sweet [k]fellowship together (x)Walked in the house of God in the throng.
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Psalms 55:15
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Let [l]death come (y)deceitfully upon them; Let them (z)go down alive to [m]Sheol, For evil is in their dwelling, in their midst.
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Psalms 55:16
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As for me, I shall (aa)call upon God, And the Lord will save me.
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Psalms 55:17
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(ab)Evening and (ac)morning and at (ad)noon, I will complain and murmur, And He will hear my voice.
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Psalms 55:18
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He will (ae)redeem my soul in peace [n]from the battle which is against me, For they are (af)many who strive with me.
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Psalms 55:19
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God will (ag)hear and [o]answer them— Even the one (ah)who [p]sits enthroned from of old— Selah. With whom there [q]is no change, And who (ai)do not fear God.
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Psalms 55:20
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He has put forth his hands against (aj)those who were at peace with him; He has [r](ak)violated his covenant.
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Psalms 55:21
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His [s]speech was (al)smoother than butter, But his heart was war; His words were (am)softer than oil, Yet they were drawn (an)swords.
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Psalms 55:22
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(ao)Cast [t]your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; (ap)He will never allow the righteous to [u](aq)be shaken.
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Psalms 55:23
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But You, O God, will bring them down to the [v](ar)pit of destruction; (as)Men of bloodshed and deceit will (at)not live out half their days. But I will (au)trust in You.
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