You have not started any reading plans.
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskilb of David.
do not ignore my plea;v
2 hear me and answer me.w
My thoughts trouble me and I am distraughtx
because of the threats of the wicked;
for they bring down suffering on mey
4 My heart is in anguishb within me;
the terrorsc of death have fallen on me.
5 Fear and tremblingd have beset me;
horrore has overwhelmed me.
I would fly away and be at rest.
8 I would hurry to my place of shelter,g
far from the tempest and storm.h”
9 Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words,i
10 Day and night they prowll about on its walls;
malice and abuse are within it.
11 Destructive forcesm are at work in the city;
threats and liesn never leave its streets.
I could endure it;
if a foe were rising against me,
I could hide.
my companion, my close friend,o
14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowshipp
at the house of God,q
as we walked about
among the worshipers.
15 Let death take my enemies by surprise;r
let them go down alive to the realm of the dead,s
for evil finds lodging among them.
and the Lord saves me.
I cry out in distress,
and he hears my voice.
from the battle waged against me,
even though many oppose me.
19 God, who is enthroned from of old,w
who does not change—
he will hearx them and humble them,
because they have no fear of God.y
20 My companion attacks his friends;z
he violates his covenant.a
21 His talk is smooth as butter,b
yet war is in his heart;
his words are more soothing than oil,c
yet they are drawn swords.d
and he will sustain you;e
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.f
into the pitg of decay;
the bloodthirsty and deceitfulh
will not live out half their days.i
But as for me, I trust in you.j
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