Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my
(2) Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a
(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
(6) 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.
(8) I would hasten my escape from the windy storm [and] tempest.
|(1) I can hide from an open enemy. When it
comes to infiltrators and spies, there is no place to hide.
|(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.
|(9) Let them fight among themselves. Let one
contradict the other.
|(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
(14) We took sweet counsel together, [and] walked unto the house of
God in company.
(15 Let death seize upon them, [and] let them go down quick into hell:
for wickedness [is] in their dwellings, [and] among them.
(16) 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 myvoice.
(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.
|(12) My 'friend', not an enemy spoke against
me. If it were a Liberal that opposed me, I would have known and I would
have been prepared.
(13) But it is you, a man my equal, My
companion and familiar friend. NAS'
(14) We who had sweet fellowship, Walked in the house of God in the
(15) Let death come deceitfully upon them; Let them go down alive to
Sheol, For evil is in their dwelling, in their midst.
(16) Fling sudden ruin on him, Let his go while alive to he grave! For
malice was deep in his breast! FF
|(20) He hath put forth his hands against such
as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.
(21) [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
(22) Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall
never suffer the righteous to be moved.
(23) 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.
|(20) He has betrayed his friends.
(21) He talked so nice as he set us up for entrapment.