For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David.
and do not hide from my plea for help.l
2 Pay attention to me and answer me.m
I am restless and in turmoil with my complaint,n
3 because of the enemy’s words,D
because of the pressureE of the wicked.
For they bring down disaster on me
and harass me in anger.o
4 My heart shudders within me;p
terrors of death sweep over me.
horror has overwhelmed me.q
I would fly away and find rest.r
I would stay in the wilderness.s
from the raging wind and the storm.”t
for I see violence and strife in the city;
Crime and trouble are within it;v
oppression and deceit never leave its marketplace.w
otherwise I could bear it;
it is not a foe who rises up against me—
otherwise I could hide from him.
my companion and good friend!x
we walked with the crowd into the house of God.y
15 Let death take them by surprise;z
let them go down to Sheol alive,
because evil is in their homes and within them.aa
and the Lord will save me.ab
17 I complain and groan morning, noon, and night,ac
and he hears my voice.ad
he will redeem me from my battle unharmed.ae
19 God, the one enthroned from long ago,af
will hear and will humiliate them
and do not fear God.a
20 My friendb acts violently
against those at peace with him;c
he violates his covenant.d
but war is in his heart.
His words are softer than oil,
but they are drawn swords.e
and he will sustain you;f
he will never allow the righteous to be shaken.g
to the Pit of destruction;h
men of bloodshed and treachery
will not live out half their days.i
But I will trust in you.j
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