To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David.1 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication. ▼
▼ chief…: or, overseer, ▼
▼ Maschil: or, of instruction2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; 3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. 4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me. 5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. ▼
▼ overwhelmed: Heb. covered6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. 7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah. 8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest. 9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city. 10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it. 11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets. 12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: 13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. ▼
▼ mine equal: Heb. according to my rank14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company. ▼
▼ We…: Heb. Who sweetened counsel15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them. ▼
▼ hell: or, the grave16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me. 17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. 18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me. 19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God. ▼
▼ Because…: or, With whom also there be no changes, yet they20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant. ▼
▼ broken: Heb. profaned21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. 22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. ▼
▼ burden: or, gift23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee. ▼
▼ bloody…: Heb. men of bloods and deceit, ▼
▼ shall…: Heb. shall not half their days
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