For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.55.13 mine equal: Heb. according to my rank
We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.55.14 We…: Heb. Who sweetened counsel
Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.55.15 hell: or, the grave
As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.55.19 Because…: or, With whom also there be no changes, yet they
He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.55.20 broken: Heb. profaned
The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.55.22 burden: or, gift
But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.55.23 bloody…: Heb. men of bloods and deceit55.23 shall…: Heb. shall not half their days