To the victor; with neginoth*; 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··restless◦ in my complaint, and I make··a··noise,
4 from the voice of the enemy,
from the faces of the oppression of the wicked.
For they move iniquity◦ on me,
and in anger they hate◦ me.
5 My heart travails in the midst··of me;
and the terrors of death have fallen on me.
6 Fear and quivering are come on◦ me,
and horror covers me.
7 And I said, Who will give to me pinions* as a dove!
I would fly away where* I might abide◦.
8 Behold, I would be··far··away to be··a··fugitive;
I would pass··the··night in the wilderness. Selah.
9 I would hurry deliverance for me
from the rushing◦ wind, from the tempest.
10 Swallow··up, O Lord, divide their tongue;
for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
11 Day and night they go··around her on her walls;
and iniquity◦ and labor are in the midst··of her.
12 Calamities are in the midst··of her;
and fraud and deceit depart not from her avenue.
13 For it was not an enemy who reproached me—
then would I have borne it,
it was not he who hated me who did magnify himself above me,
then I would have hidden from him.
14 But it was thou◦, a man▵, as of my own value,
my leader and one known to me,
15 together with whom we made· the secret council ·sweet;
we walked in the house of God among◦ the tumult▵.
16 Let death beguile them, let them go··down· alive ·into hell;
for evils are in their sojournings among them.
17 As for me◦, to▵ God I will call;
and Jehovah will save me.
18 Evening and morning, and noon,
I will contemplate, and make··a··noise;
and He will hear my voice.
19 He has ransomed my soul in peace, lest they come··near to me,
for among◦ many they were against me.
20 God◦ will hear, and afflict them,
He who dwells from ancient times. Selah.
for them there are no changes,
and they fear not God.
21 He has sent his hands against◦ such as were at peace with him;
he has profaned his covenant.
22 His mouth is smooth as butter,
and his heart comes··near;
his words are softer than oil, but they are exposed◦ swords*.
23 Cast thy burden▵ on Jehovah,
and He◦ shall sustain thee,
To eternity He shall not allow◦ the just to be moved.
24 But Thou◦, O God, wilt bring· them ·down to the well of the ditch.
Men◦ of bloods* and deceit shall not live half their days. But I◦ will trust in Thee.