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Psalm 55

1  Hear my prayer, O God; 
   hide not yourself from my petition.
2  Give heed to me and answer me; 
   I am restless in my complaining.
3  I am alarmed at the voice of the enemy 
   and at the clamour of the wicked;
4  For they would bring down evil upon me 
   and are set against me in fury.
5  My heart is disquieted within me, 
   and the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
6  Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, 
   and a horrible dread has overwhelmed me.
7  And I said: ‘O that I had wings like a dove, 
   for then would I fly away and be at rest.
8  ‘Then would I flee far away 
   and make my lodging in the wilderness.
9  ‘I would make haste to escape 
   from the stormy wind and tempest.’
10  Confuse their tongues, O Lord, and divide them, 
   for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
11  Day and night they go about on her walls; 
   mischief and trouble are in her midst.
12  Wickedness walks in her streets; 
   oppression and guile never leave her squares.
13  For it was not an open enemy that reviled me, 
   for then I could have borne it;
14  Nor was it my adversary that puffed himself up against me, 
   for then I would have hid myself from him.
15  But it was even you, one like myself, 
   my companion and my own familiar friend.
16  We took sweet counsel together 
   and walked with the multitude in the house of God.
17  Let death come suddenly upon them;
      let them go down alive to the Pit; 
   for wickedness inhabits their dwellings, their very hearts.

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