To the chief Musician18 on Neginoth, Maschil, 7919 56 [A Psalm] of David.
Give ear54 to my prayer, O God; and hide101 not thyself from my supplication.
Attend54 unto me, and hear3 me: I mourn55 in my complaint, and make a noise;55
Because of the voice of the enemy,6 because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast55 iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate4 me.
My heart is sore pained4 within me: and the terrors of death are fallen1 upon me.
Fearfulness and trembling are come4 upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed17 me.
And I said,4 Oh that4 I had wings like a dove! [for then] would I fly away,4 and be at rest.4
Lo, [then] would I wander2 far off,55 [and] remain4 in the wilderness. Selah.
I would hasten55 my escape from the windy storm5 [and] tempest.
Destroy,16 O Lord, [and] divide16 their tongues: for I have seen1 violence and strife in the city.
Day and night they go about25 it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow [are] in the midst of it.
Wickedness [is] in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart55 not from her streets.
For [it was] not an enemy6 [that] reproached17 me; then I could have borne4 [it]: neither [was it] he that hated18 me [that] did magnify52 [himself] against me; then I would have hid11 myself from him:
But [it was] thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.30
We took sweet55 counsel together, [and] walked17 unto the house of God in company.
Let death seize55 3451 upon them, [and] let them go down4 quick into hell: for wickedness [is] in their dwellings, [and] among them.
As for me, I will call4 upon God; and the LORD shall save55 me.
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray,4 and cry aloud:4 and he shall hear4 my voice.
He hath delivered1 my soul in peace from the battle [that was] against me: for there were many with me.
God shall hear,4 and afflict4 them, even he that abideth6 of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear1 not God.
He hath put forth1 his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken14 his covenant.
[The words] of his mouth were smoother1 than butter, but war [was] in his heart: his words were softer1 than oil, yet [were] they drawn swords.
Cast54 thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain46 thee: he shall never 5769 suffer4 the righteous to be moved.2
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down55 into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half4 their days; but I will trust4 in thee.