55:1Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.
55:2Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;
55:3Because 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.
55:4My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
55:5Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.
55:6And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
55:7Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
55:8I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
55:9Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
55:10Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
55:11Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
55:12For 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:
55:13But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
55:14We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
55:15Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
55:16As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
55:17Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
55:18He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
55:19God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
55:20He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.
55:21The 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.
55:22Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
55:23But 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.
56:1Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
56:2Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.
56:3What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
56:4In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
56:5Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
56:6They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
56:7Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.
56:8Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
56:9When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
56:10In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.
56:11In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
56:12Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
56:13For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
57:1Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
57:2I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
57:3He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
57:4My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
57:5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.
57:6They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
57:7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
57:8Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
57:9I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
57:10For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
57:11Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.