To the Overseer with stringed instruments. -- An
instruction, by David.
Give ear, O God, to my prayer, And hide not from my
Attend to me, and answer me, I mourn in my meditation, and
make a noise,
Because of the voice of an enemy, Because of the oppression
of the wicked, For they cause sorrow to move against me, And in anger they hate
My heart is pained within me, And terrors of death have
fallen on me.
Fear and trembling come in to me, And horror doth cover me.
And I say, 'Who doth give to me a pinion as a dove? I fly
away and rest,
Lo, I move far off, I lodge in a wilderness. Selah.
I hasten escape for myself, From a rushing wind, from a
Swallow up, O Lord, divide their tongue, For I saw violence
and strife in a city.
By day and by night they go round it, on its walls. Both
iniquity and perverseness are in its midst,
Mischiefs are in its midst. Fraud and deceit depart
not from its street.
For an enemy reproacheth me not, or I bear it, He who
is hating me Hath not magnified himself against me, Or I hide from him.
But thou, a man -- as mine equal, My familiar friend, and
When together we sweeten counsel, Into the house of God we
walk in company.
Desolations are upon them, They go down to
Sheol -- alive, For wickedness is in their dwelling, in their midst.
I -- to God I call, and Jehovah saveth me.
Evening, and morning, and noon, I meditate, and make a noise,
and He heareth my voice,
He hath ransomed in peace my soul From him who is near to
me, For with the multitude they were with me.
God doth hear and afflict them, And He sitteth of old.
Selah. Because they have no changes, and fear not God,
He hath sent forth his hands against his well-wishers, He
hath polluted his covenant.
Sweeter than honey hath been his mouth, And his heart is
war! Softer have been his words than oil, And they are drawn swords.
Cast on Jehovah that which He hath given thee, And He doth
sustain thee, He doth not suffer for ever the moving of the righteous.
And Thou, O God, dost bring them down To a pit of destruction,
Men of blood and deceit reach not to half their days, And I -- I do trust in