And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
Because of the oppression of the wicked;
bFor they bring down trouble upon me,
And in wrath they hate me.
4 cMy heart is severely pained within me,
And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
And horror has overwhelmed me.
I would fly away and be at rest.
And remain in the wilderness.
From the windy storm and tempest.”
9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their 4tongues,
For I have seen dviolence and strife in the city.
eIniquity and trouble are also in the midst of it.
fOppression and deceit do not depart from its streets.
12 gFor it is not an enemy who reproaches me;
Then I could bear it.
Nor is it one who hates me who has hexalted himself against me;
Then I could hide from him.
iMy companion and my acquaintance.
And jwalked to the house of God in the throng.
For wickedness is in their dwellings and among them.
And the Lord shall save me.
17 lEvening and morning and at noon
I will pray, and cry aloud,
And He shall hear my voice.
For mthere were many against me.
nEven He who abides from of old.
Because they do not change,
Therefore they do not fear God.
He has broken his 6covenant.
21 qThe words of his mouth were smoother than butter,
But war was in his heart;
His words were softer than oil,
Yet they were drawn swords.
22 rCast your burden on the Lord,
And sHe shall sustain you;
He shall never permit the righteous to be 7moved.
But I will trust in You.
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