|To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm
|1||Give ear to my
prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.
|2||Attend unto me, and
hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;
|3||Because of the voice
of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast
iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
|4||My heart is sore
pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.
|6||And I said, Oh that I
had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at
||wings like a dove|
|7||Lo, then would
I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
||wander far off|
|8||I would hasten my
escape from the windy storm and tempest.
||escape from the windy storm|
|9||Destroy, O Lord,
and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and
||divide their tongues|
|10||Day and night they
go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are
the midst of it.
in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
|12||For it was
not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it:
neither was it he that hated me that did magnify
himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
|13||But it was
thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
|14||We took sweet
counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
||sweet counsel together|
|15||Let death seize upon
them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is
their dwellings, and among them.
|16||As for me, I will
call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my
|18||He hath delivered my
soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there
many with me.
|19||God shall hear, and
afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no
changes, therefore they fear not God.
|20||He hath put forth
his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his
|21||The words of
his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart:
words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
|22||Cast thy burden upon
the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the
to be moved.
||Cast thy burden sustain thee P507|
|23||But thou, O God,
shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful
men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.
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