To the Heavenly Worship Leader on N’ginot [stringed instruments], Maskhil [a contemplative poem], [A Psalm (sacred song about or to God)] of David [Beloved].
1Give ear to my prayer, O God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered]; and hide not yourself from my supplication.
2Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;
3Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
4My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
5Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror has overwhelmed me.
6And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! [for then] would I fly away, and be at rest.
7Lo, [then] would I wander far off, [and] remain in the wilderness. Selah [stop and diligently consider what was just said].
8I would hasten my escape from the windy storm [and] tempest.
9Destroy, O Lord-Adonai (The Father) [Greatest Above All Things], [and] divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
10Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow [are] in the midst of it.
11Wickedness [is] in the midst thereof: deceit and deceit depart not from her streets.
12For [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:
13But [it was] youi, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
14We took sweet counsel together, [and] walked unto the house of God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] in company.
15Let death seize upon them, [and] let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness [is] in their dwellings, [and] among them.
16As for me, I will call upon God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered]; and the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] shall save me.
17Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
18He has delivered my soul in peace from the battle [that was] against me: for there were many with me.
19God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered] shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abides of old. Selah [stop and diligently consider what was just said]. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered].
20He has put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he has broken his covenant.
21 [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.
22Cast youri burden upon the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate], and he shall sustain youi: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
23But youi, O God-Elōhīm (The Living Word) [The Many Powered], shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in youi.