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Psalms 55:1

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Psalm 55 1 

For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a well-written song 2  by David.

55:1 Listen, O God, to my prayer!

Do not ignore 3  my appeal for mercy!

1 sn Psalm 55. The suffering and oppressed author laments that one of his friends has betrayed him, but he is confident that God will vindicate him by punishing his deceitful enemies.

2 tn The meaning of the Hebrew term מַשְׂכִּיל (maskil) is uncertain. See the note on the phrase “well-written song” in the superscription of Ps 52.

3 tn Heb “hide yourself from.”



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