Monday, January 28, 2008

psalm 55

1 Give ear to my prayer, O God;
And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
2 Give heed to me and answer me;
I am restless in my complain and am surely distracted,
3 Because of the voice of the enemy,
Because of the pressure of the wicked;
For they bring down trouble upon me
And in anger they bear a grudge against me.

4 My heart is in anguish within me,
And the terrors of death ahve falled upon me.
5 Fear and trembling come upon me,
And horror has overwhelmed me.
6 I said, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.
7 "Behold, I would wander far away,
I would logde in the wilderness.

8 "I would hasten to my place of refuge
From the stormy wind and tempest."

16 As for me, I shall call upon God,
And the Lord will save me.
17 Evening and morning and at noon,
I will complain and murmur,
And He will hear my voice.
18 He will redeem my soul in peace
from the battle which is against me,
For they are many who strive with me.

22 Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
23 But You, O God, will bring them down to the pit of destruction;
Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days.
But I will trust in You.

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