Psalms 55:1 O God, please listen to my prayer and don’t look away when I am begging You for help.
Psalms 55:2 Please listen to me and answer me. Let me speak to you and tell you what upsets me.
Psalms 55:3 My enemies shout at me and threaten me. In their anger they attack me. They bring troubles crashing down on me.
Psalms 55:4 My heart beats very fast, and I am afraid that I will die.
Psalms 55:5 I am trembling with fear. I am terrified!
Psalms 55:6 I wish that I had wings like a dove, and then I would fly away to a safe place to rest.
Psalms 55:7 Yes, I would fly away to the desert and stay there. Paulse and Think
Psalms 55:8 I would hurry to go and find a place to hide from the wind and the storm.
Psalms 55:9 My Lord, confuse their words and stop their plans. I see so much cruelty and fighting in this city.
Psalms 55:10 Day and night they walk on the walls around the city. They sin and bring trouble to the people and make them suffer.
Psalms 55:11 There is so much bad in the streets. People who hurt and cheat others are everywhere.
Psalms 55:12 But it was not my enemies who falsely accused me. If it were my enemies, I would understand it. It was not the people who always hated me and who think they are more important than I am. If it were they, I would have hid from them.
Psalms 55:13 But it was someone like me who accused me, the one so close to me, my companion, my good friend, who does this.
Psalms 55:14 We used to share our secrets with one another, as we walked through the crowds together in God’s Temple.
Psalms 55:15 I wish death would take my enemies by surprise! I wish the earth would open up and swallow them alive, because they plan such terrible things together.
Psalms 55:16 But I will call God and ask Him to help me. I know that the Lord will save me.
Psalms 55:17 I cry in the morning, at noon and at night. I pray to God, and He listens to me.
Psalms 55:18 I have fought in many battles, but God has always rescued me and brought me back safely.
Psalms 55:19 God will listen to my prayers and punish my enemies. Paulse and Think They will never change. They don’t fear and respect God.
Psalms 55:20 The person who was my friend has turned against me and betrayed me. He did not keep his promise to me. He broke it.
Psalms 55:21 He said beautiful things, and his words were as smooth as butter, but there was war in his heart. He wanted to do something bad to me. His words were softer than oil but they hurt me like sharp swords.
Psalms 55:22 Give your worries to the Lord and he will care for you. He will never let those who are good be defeated.
Psalms 55:23 But, God, you will send those liars and murderers to the grave. They will die before their life is half finished! As for me, I will put my trust in you.