Amplified Bible

Psalm 55

Prayer for the Destruction of the Treacherous.

To the Chief Musician; with stringed instruments. A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem, of David.

1Listen to my prayer, O God,
And do not hide Yourself from my plea.

Listen to me and answer me;
I am restless and distraught in my complaint and distracted

Because of the voice of the enemy,
Because of the pressure of the wicked;
For they bring down trouble on me,
And in anger they persecute me.


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

Fear and trembling have come upon me;
Horror has overwhelmed me.

And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.

“I would wander far away,
I would lodge in the [peace of the] wilderness. Selah.

“I would hurry to my refuge [my tranquil shelter far away]
From the stormy wind and from the tempest.”


[a]Confuse [my enemies], O Lord, divide their tongues [destroying their schemes],
For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
10 
Day and night they go around her walls;
Wickedness and mischief are in her midst.
11 
Destruction is within her;
Oppression and deceit do not depart from her streets and market places.

12 
For it is not an enemy who taunts me—
Then I could bear it;
Nor is it one who has hated me who insolently exalts himself against me—
Then I could hide from him.
13 
But it is you, a man my equal and my counsel,
My companion and my familiar friend;
14 
We who had sweet [b]fellowship together,
Who walked to the house of God in company.
15 
Let death come deceitfully upon them;
Let them go down alive to Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead),
For evil [of every kind] is in their dwelling and in their hearts, in their midst.

16 
As for me, I shall call upon God,
And the Lord will save me.
17 
Evening and morning and at noon I will complain and murmur,
And He will hear my voice.
18 
He has redeemed my life in peace from the battle that was against me,
For there were many against me.
19 
God will hear and humble them,
Even He who [c]sits enthroned from old— Selah.
Because in them there has been no change [of heart],
And they do not fear God [at all].
20 
He [my companion] has put out his hands against those who were at peace with him;
He has [d]broken his covenant [of friendship and loyalty].
21 
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter,
But his heart was hostile;
His words were softer than oil,
Yet they were drawn swords.

22 
Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).
23 
But You, O God, will bring down the wicked to the pit of destruction;
Men of blood and treachery will not live out half their days.
But I will [boldly and unwaveringly] trust in You.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 55:9 Lit swallow up.
  2. Psalm 55:14 Lit counsel; or intimacy.
  3. Psalm 55:19 Or abides.
  4. Psalm 55:20 Lit profaned.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 55

被朋友出卖者的祷告

大卫作的训诲诗,交给乐长,用弦乐器。

1上帝啊,
求你垂听我的祷告,
不要对我的呼求置之不理。
求你垂听、应允我的呼求。
我思绪烦乱,坐立不安。
仇敌向我咆哮,
恶人迫害我。
他们带给我苦难,
怒气冲冲地辱骂我。
我内心悲痛,
被死亡的恐怖笼罩。
我浑身颤栗,惊恐不已。
啊,但愿我能像鸽子展翅飞去,
得享安息。
我要飞到远方,住在旷野。(细拉)
我要赶快躲进避难所,
避过暴雨狂风。

主啊,
我在城中看见暴力和争斗,
求你使他们言语混乱。
10 他们昼夜在城墙上出没,
城内充满了邪恶和压迫,
11 毁坏的势力到处肆虐,
恐吓与欺诈遍布大街小巷。
12 倘若是仇敌辱骂我,
我还能忍受;
倘若是恨我的人欺凌我,
我还可以躲开。
13 可是,竟然是你——我志同道合的伙伴,我的挚友!
14 从前我们情谊深厚,
与众人同去上帝的殿。
15 愿死亡突然抓住我的仇敌,
愿他们活活地下阴间,
因为他们的内心和家中罪恶充斥。
16 但我要呼求耶和华上帝,
祂必拯救我。
17 晚上、早晨和中午,
我发出痛苦的呼求,
祂必垂听。
18 虽然许多人攻击我,
祂必救我平安脱离险境。
19 永掌王权的上帝必鉴察并惩罚他们,
因为他们顽梗悖逆、不敬畏上帝。

20 我的同伴违背盟约,攻击朋友。
21 他口蜜腹剑,笑里藏刀。
22 把你的重担卸给耶和华,
祂必扶持你。
祂必不让义人跌倒。

23 上帝啊,
你必把恶人送进灭亡的坑里。
嗜血成性的骗子必早早夭亡。
但我要信靠你。