My (A)heart is in anguish within me,
And the terrors of (B)death have fallen upon me.
Fear and (C)trembling come upon me,
And [a](D)horror has overwhelmed me.
I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove!
I would fly away and [b](E)be at rest.
“Behold, I would wander far away,
I would (F)lodge in the wilderness. [c]Selah.
“I would hasten to my place of refuge
From the (G)stormy wind and tempest.”

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  1. Psalm 55:5 Lit shuddering
  2. Psalm 55:6 Lit settle down
  3. Psalm 55:7 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude

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