55:1Give ear, O God, to my prayer, And hide not from my supplication.
55:2Attend to me, and answer me, I mourn in my meditation, and make a noise,
55:3Because of the voice of an enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked, For they cause sorrow to move against me, And in anger they hate me.
55:4My heart is pained within me, And terrors of death have fallen on me.
55:5Fear and trembling come in to me, And horror doth cover me.
55:6And I say, `Who doth give to me a pinion as a dove? I fly away and rest,
55:7Lo, I move far off, I lodge in a wilderness. Selah.
55:8I hasten escape for myself, From a rushing wind, from a whirlwind.
55:9Swallow up, O Lord, divide their tongue, For I saw violence and strife in a city.
55:10By day and by night they go round it, on its walls. Both iniquity and perverseness are in its midst,
55:11Mischiefs are in its midst. Fraud and deceit depart not from its street.
55:12For an enemy reproacheth me not, or I bear it, He who is hating me Hath not magnified himself against me, Or I hide from him.
55:13But thou, a man -- as mine equal, My familiar friend, and mine acquaintance.
55:14When together we sweeten counsel, Into the house of God we walk in company.
55:15Desolations are upon them, They go down to Sheol -- alive, For wickedness is in their dwelling, in their midst.
55:16I -- to God I call, and Jehovah saveth me.
55:17Evening, and morning, and noon, I meditate, and make a noise, and He heareth my voice,
55:18He hath ransomed in peace my soul From him who is near to me, For with the multitude they were with me.
55:19God doth hear and afflict them, And He sitteth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, and fear not God,
55:20He hath sent forth his hands against his well-wishers, He hath polluted his covenant.
55:21Sweeter than honey hath been his mouth, And his heart is war! Softer have been his words than oil, And they are drawn swords.
55:22Cast on Jehovah that which He hath given thee, And He doth sustain thee, He doth not suffer for ever the moving of the righteous.
55:23And Thou, O God, dost bring them down To a pit of destruction, Men of blood and deceit reach not to half their days, And I -- I do trust in Thee!
56:1Favour me, O God, for man swallowed me up, All the day fighting he oppresseth me,
56:2Mine enemies have swallowed up all the day, For many are fighting against me, O most High,
56:3The day I am afraid I am confident toward Thee.
56:4In God I praise His word, in God I have trusted, I fear not what flesh doth to me.
56:5All the day they wrest my words, Concerning me all their thoughts are for evil,
56:6They assemble, they hide, they watch my heels, When they have expected my soul.
56:7By iniquity they escape, In anger the peoples put down, O God.
56:8My wandering Thou hast counted, Thou -- place Thou my tear in Thy bottle, Are they not in Thy book?
56:9Then turn back do mine enemies in the day I call. This I have known, that God is for me.
56:10In God I praise the word, In Jehovah I praise the word.
56:11In God I trusted, I fear not what man doth to me,
56:12On me, O God, are Thy vows, I repay thank-offerings to Thee.
56:13For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, Dost Thou not my feet from falling? To walk habitually before God in the light of the living!
57:1Favour me, O God, favour me, For in Thee is my soul trusting, And in the shadow of Thy wings I trust, Until the calamities pass over.
57:2I call to God Most High, To God who is perfecting for me.
57:3He sendeth from the heaven, and saveth me, He reproached -- who is panting after me. Selah. God sendeth forth His kindness and His truth.
57:4My soul is in the midst of lions, I lie down among flames -- sons of men, Their teeth are a spear and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.
57:5Be Thou exalted above the heavens, O God, Above all the earth Thine honour.
57:6A net they have prepared for my steps, Bowed down hath my soul, They have digged before me a pit, They have fallen into its midst. Selah.
57:7Prepared is my heart, O God, Prepared is my heart, I sing and praise.
57:8Awake, mine honour, awake, psaltery and harp, I awake the morning dawn.
57:9I thank Thee among the peoples, O Lord, I praise Thee among the nations.
57:10For great unto the heavens is Thy kindness, And unto the clouds Thy truth.
57:11Be thou exalted above the heavens, O God. Above all the earth Thine honour!