Coverdale Bible

Psalms 55

David in his prayer complaineth of his fearful case.

Psalms 55:1 Heare my prayer (o God) and hyde not thy self fro my peticion. Take hede vnto me and heare me, how piteously I mourne & coplayne. Psalms 55:2 The enemie crieth so, & the vngodly commeth on so fast: for they are mynded to do me some myschefe, so maliciously are they set agaynst me. Psalms 55:3 My herte is heuy within me, and the feare of death is fallen vpon me. Psalms 55:4 Fearfullnesse and tremblinge are come vpon me, and an horrible drede hath ouerwhelmed me. Psalms 55:5 And I sayde: O that I had wynges like a doue, that I might fle somwhere, and be at rest. Psalms 55:6 Lo, then wolde I get me awaye farre of, and remayne in the wildernesse. Psalms 55:7 Sela. I wolde make haist to escape, from the stormy wynde and tempest. Psalms 55:8 Destroie their tonges (o LORDE) and deuyde them, for I se vnrightuousnes & strife in ye cite.

He prayeth against his enemies, of whose wickedness and treachery he complaineth.

Psalms 55:9 This goeth daye and night aboute the walles, myschefe and vyce are in the myddest of it. Psalms 55:10 Wickednesse is therin, disceate and gyle go not out of hir stretes. Psalms 55:11 Yf it were myne enemie that reuyled me, I coude beare it: or yf one that ought me euell will dyd threaten me, I wolde hyde myself from him. Psalms 55:12 But it is thou my companyon, my gyde and myne owne familier frede. Psalms 55:13 We had swete and secrete communicacion together, and louyngly walked we together in ye house of God. Psalms 55:14 Let death come hastely vpon them, and let them go downe quick into hell, for wickednes is amonge them in their dwellinges. Psalms 55:15 As for me, I will call vnto God, and the LORDE shall helpe me.

He comforteth himself in God's preservation of him, and confusion of his enemies.

Psalms 55:16 In the eueninge, mornynge and at noone daye wil I mourne and complayne: and he shal heare my voyce. Psalms 55:17 It is he that delyuereth my soule in peace, from them that laye waite for me: for they are many agaynst me. Psalms 55:18 Yee euen God that endureth for euer, shal heare me, and brynge them downe. Sela. For they wil not turne: and why? they feare not God. Psalms 55:19 Yee they laye hondes vpon soch as be at peace with him, and so thei breake his couenaunt. Psalms 55:20 Their mouthes are softer then butter, & yet haue they batell in their mynde: their wordes are smoother then oyle, and yet be they very swerdes. Psalms 55:21 O cast thy burthen (or care) vpon the LORDE, he shal norish the, and not leaue the rightuous in vnquietnesse. Psalms 55:22 But as for them, thou (o God) shalt cast them downe in to the pitte of destruccion. Psalms 55:23 The bloudthurstie and disceatfull shal not lyue out half their daies. Neuerthelesse my trust is in the.

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