My heart is in anguish(A) within me;
    the terrors(B) of death have fallen on me.
Fear and trembling(C) have beset me;
    horror(D) has overwhelmed me.
I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
    I would fly away and be at rest.
I would flee far away
    and stay in the desert;[a](E)
I would hurry to my place of shelter,(F)
    far from the tempest and storm.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 55:7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and in the middle of verse 19.