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For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A †Maskil of David.
1 aGive ear to my prayer, O God;
And bdo not hide Yourself from my supplication.
2 Give aheed to me and answer me;
Because of the apressure of the wicked;
And in anger they cbear a grudge against me.
4 My aheart is in anguish within me,
And the terrors of bdeath have fallen upon me.
5 Fear and atrembling come upon me,
I would alodge in the wilderness.
From the astormy wind and tempest.”
For I have seen bviolence and strife in the city.
And iniquity and mischief are in her midst.
11 aDestruction is in her midst;
12 For it is anot an enemy who reproaches me,
Then I could bear it;
Nor is it one who hates me who bhas exalted himself against me,
Then I could hide myself from him.
13 But it is you, a man 1my equal,
14 We who had sweet 1fellowship together
aWalked in the house of God in the throng.
For evil is in their dwelling, in their midst.
16 As for me, I shall acall upon God,
And the Lord will save me.
And He will hear my voice.
For they are bmany who strive with me.
With whom there 3is no change,
And who cdo not fear God.
20 He has put forth his hands against athose who were at peace with him;
But his heart was war;
His words were asofter than oil,
Yet they were drawn bswords.
But I will dtrust in You.
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