Psalm 55 1-8, 22-23


1 Hear my prayer, O God;
don't turn away from my plea!

2 Listen to me and answer me;
I am worn out by my worries.

3 I am terrified by the threats of my enemies,
crushed by the oppression of the wicked.
They bring trouble on me;
they are angry with me and hate me.

4 I am terrified,
and the terrors of death crush me.

5 I am gripped by fear and trembling;
I am overcome with horror.

6 I wish I had wings, like a dove.
I would fly away and find rest.

7 I would fly far away
and make my home in the desert.

8 I would quickly find myself a shelter
from the raging wind and the storm.

22 Leave your troubles with the Lord,
and he will defend you;
he never lets honest people be defeated.

23 But you, O God, will bring those murderers and liars to their graves
before half their life is over.
As for me, I will trust in you.





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