Salmos 55

1 To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David.

2 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication!

3 Attend to me, and answer me; I am overcome by my trouble. I am distraught

4 by the noise of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked. For they bring trouble upon me, and in anger they cherish enmity against me.

5 My heart is in anguish within me, the terrors of death have fallen upon me.

6 Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me.

7 And I say, "O that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest;

8 yea, I would wander afar, I would lodge in the wilderness, [Selah]

9 I would haste to find me a shelter from the raging wind and tempest."

10 Destroy their plans, O Lord, confuse their tongues; for I see violence and strife in the city.

11 Day and night they go around it on its walls; and mischief and trouble are within it,

12 ruin is in its midst; oppression and fraud do not depart from its market place.

13 It is not an enemy who taunts me-- then I could bear it; it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me-- then I could hide from him.

14 But it is you, my equal, my companion, my familiar friend.

15 We used to hold sweet converse together; within God's house we walked in fellowship.

16 Let death come upon them; let them go down to Sheol alive; let them go away in terror into their graves.

17 But I call upon God; and the LORD will save me.

18 Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he will hear my voice.

19 He will deliver my soul in safety from the battle that I wage, for many are arrayed against me.

20 God will give ear, and humble them, he who is enthroned from of old; because they keep no law, and do not fear God. [Selah]

21 My companion stretched out his hand against his friends, he violated his covenant.

22 His speech was smoother than butter, yet war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords.

23 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. [ (Psalms 55:24) But thou, O God, wilt cast them down into the lowest pit; men of blood and treachery shall not live out half their days. But I will trust in thee. ]