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55:2 Attend unto me, and answer me: I am restless in my complaint, and moan,
55:3 Because of the voice of the enemy, Because of the oppression of the wicked; For they cast iniquity upon me, And in anger they persecute me.
55:4 My heart is sore pained within me: And the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
55:5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, And horror hath overwhelmed me.
55:6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! Then would I fly away, and be at rest.
55:7 Lo, then would I wander far off, I would lodge in the wilderness. Selah
55:8 I would haste me to a shelter From the stormy wind and tempest.
55:9 Destroy, O Lord, [and] divide their tongue; For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
55:11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: Oppression and guile depart not from its streets.
55:12 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:
55:13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, My companion, and my familiar friend.
55:14 We took sweet counsel together; We walked in the house of God with the throng.
55:15 Let death come suddenly upon them, Let them go down alive into Sheol; For wickedness is in their dwelling, in the midst of them.
55:18 He hath redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me; For they were many [that strove] with me.
55:22 Cast thy burden upon Jehovah, and he will sustain thee: He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.