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Confuse them, Lord, and confound their language,
    for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they prowl around on its walls.
    Malice and abuse are also within her.
11 Destructive forces are within her.
    Threats and lies don’t depart from her streets.
12 For it was not an enemy who insulted me,
    then I could have endured it.
Neither was it he who hated me who raised himself up against me,
    then I would have hidden myself from him.
13 But it was you, a man like me,
    my companion, and my familiar friend.
14 We took sweet fellowship together.
    We walked in God’s house with company.
15 Let death come suddenly on them.
    Let them go down alive into Sheol.[a]
    For wickedness is among them, in their dwelling.
16 As for me, I will call on God.
    Yahweh will save me.
17 Evening, morning, and at noon, I will cry out in distress.
    He will hear my voice.
18 He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me,
    although there are many who oppose me.
19 God, who is enthroned forever,
    will hear and answer them. Selah.

They never change
    and don’t fear God.

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  1. 55:15 Sheol is the place of the dead.