New American Standard Bible

Psalm 55

Prayer for the Destruction of the Treacherous.

For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A [a]Maskil of David.

1Give ear to my prayer, O God;
And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
Give heed to me and answer me;
I am restless in my complaint and [b]am surely distracted,
Because of the voice of the enemy,
Because of the pressure of the wicked;
For they bring down [c]trouble upon me
And in anger they bear a grudge against me.

My heart is in anguish within me,
And the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
Fear and trembling come upon me,
And [d]horror has overwhelmed me.
I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and [e]be at rest.
“Behold, I would wander far away,
I would lodge in the wilderness. [f]Selah.
“I would hasten to my place of refuge
From the stormy wind and tempest.”

[g]Confuse, O Lord, divide their tongues,
For I have seen violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they go around her upon her walls,
And iniquity and mischief are in her midst.
11 Destruction is in her midst;
Oppression and deceit do not depart from her [h]streets.

12 For it is not an enemy who reproaches me,
Then I could bear it;
Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me,
Then I could hide myself from him.
13 But it is you, a man [i]my equal,
My companion and my [j]familiar friend;
14 We who had sweet [k]fellowship together
Walked in the house of God in the throng.
15 Let [l]death come deceitfully upon them;
Let them go down alive to [m]Sheol,
For evil is in their dwelling, 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 will redeem my soul in peace [n]from the battle which is against me,
For they are many who strive with me.
19 God will hear and [o]answer them—
Even the one who [p]sits enthroned from of old— Selah.
With whom there [q]is no change,
And who do not fear God.
20 He has put forth his hands against those who were at peace with him;
He has [r]violated his covenant.
21 His [s]speech was smoother than butter,
But his heart was war;
His words were softer than oil,
Yet they were drawn swords.

22 Cast [t]your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to [u]be shaken.
23 But You, O God, will bring them down to the [v]pit of destruction;
Men of bloodshed and deceit will not live out half their days.
But I will trust in You.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 55:1 Possibly Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
  2. Psalm 55:2 Or I must moan
  3. Psalm 55:3 Or wickedness
  4. Psalm 55:5 Lit shuddering
  5. Psalm 55:6 Lit settle down
  6. Psalm 55:7 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  7. Psalm 55:9 Lit Swallow up
  8. Psalm 55:11 Or plaza
  9. Psalm 55:13 Lit according to my valuation
  10. Psalm 55:13 Or acquaintance
  11. Psalm 55:14 Lit counsel; or intimacy
  12. Psalm 55:15 Another reading is desolations be upon them
  13. Psalm 55:15 I.e. the nether world
  14. Psalm 55:18 Or so that none may approach me
  15. Psalm 55:19 Or afflict
  16. Psalm 55:19 Or abides from
  17. Psalm 55:19 Lit are no changes
  18. Psalm 55:20 Lit profaned
  19. Psalm 55:21 Lit mouth
  20. Psalm 55:22 Or what He has given you
  21. Psalm 55:22 Or totter
  22. Psalm 55:23 Or lowest pit

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。