Do not hide yourself from my supplication.
I am restless in my complaint, and moan
because of the oppression of the wicked.
For they bring suffering on me.
In anger they hold a grudge against me.
The terrors of death have fallen on me.
Horror has overwhelmed me.
Then I would fly away and be at rest.
I would lodge in the wilderness.” Selah.
from the stormy wind and storm.”
for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
Malice and abuse are also inside her.
Threats and lies don’t depart from her streets.
then I could have endured it.
Neither was it he who hated me who raised himself up against me;
then I would have hidden myself from him.
my companion and my familiar friend.
We walked in God’s house with company.
Let them go down alive into Sheol.
For wickedness is in their dwelling, in their midst.
Yahweh will save me.
He will hear my voice.
although there are many who oppose me.
will hear and answer them. Selah.
They never change,
those who do not fear God.
He has violated his covenant.
but his heart was war.
His words were softer than oil,
yet they were drawn swords.
and he will sustain you.
He will never allow the righteous to be moved.
into the pit of destruction.
Bloodthirsty and deceitful men
will not live out half their days,
but I will trust in you.