Tag Archives: Psalm 55

praying out

praying out Psalm 55:22-23 (JDV) Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on Yahveh, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken.Psalm 55:23 God, you will bring them down to the Pit of destruction; men of … Continue reading

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smooth swords

Psalm 55:20-21 (JDV) Psalm 55:20 My friend acts violently against those at peace with him; he violates his covenant. Psalm 55:21 His buttery words are smooth, but war is in his heart. His words are softer than oil, but they … Continue reading

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the complaint department

the complaint department Psalm 55:15-19 (JDV) Psalm 55:15 Let death take them by surprise; let them go down to Sheol alive, because evil is in their homes and inside them. Psalm 55:16 But I am calling to God, and Yahveh … Continue reading

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hurt by a friend

hurt by a friend Psalm 55:12-14 (JDV) Psalm 55:12 Now it is not an enemy who is insulting me – otherwise I could bear it; it is not an adversary who rises up against me – otherwise I could hide … Continue reading

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a prayer of disruption

a prayer of disruption Psalm 55:9-11 (JDV) Psalm 55:9 Lord, confuse and confound their speech, because I see violence and strife in the city; Psalm 55:10 day and night they make the rounds on its walls. Crime and trouble are … Continue reading

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survival technique

survival technique Psalm 55:4-8 (JDV) Psalm 55:4 My heart writhes within me; terrors of death sweep over me. Psalm 55:5 Fear and trembling grip me; horror has overwhelmed me. Psalm 55:6 I said, “If only I had wings like a … Continue reading

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when the pressure mounts

when the pressure mounts Psalm 55:1-3 (JDV) Psalm 55:1 God, listen to my prayer and do not hide from my request for help. Psalm 55:2 Pay attention to me and answer me. I am restless and in turmoil with my … Continue reading

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oil and butter

Psalm 55 David used oil and butter as similes to describe the smoothness and softness of the speech of his former friend. Those soft words were swords.  The former friend betrayed him, and sought his destruction.  He now casts that … Continue reading

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