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Psalm 55–Commentary

Listen to my prayer, O God, And do not ignore my request for mercy. Do pay attention to me and answer me. My concern makes me restless, And I am distraught. (Ps 55:1-2)

It is not as though the psalmist must be told ‘to get to the point.’

Because of what the enemy is saying And the pressure from the wicked one.  For they heap trouble upon me. (vs 3)

The ‘enemy’ and the ‘wicked one’ are not the same? Often they are not. You can win an enemy over, but not ‘the wicked one.’

AD17EC13-2267-497A-B7E0-203A6EA338A8I keep saying: “If only I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and reside in safety. Look! I would flee far away. I would lodge in the wilderness. I would hurry to a place of shelter Away from the raging wind, away from the storm. (v 6-8)

Translation: ‘Get me outta here!’

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For it is not an enemy who taunts me; Otherwise I could put up with it.  It is not a foe who has risen up against me; Otherwise I could conceal myself from him. But it is you, a man like me, My own companion whom I know well. (v 12-13)

Did not Paul include ‘false brothers’ among those he was ‘in danger from? “. . . in journeys often, in dangers from rivers, in dangers from robbers, in dangers from my own people, in dangers from the nations, in dangers in the city, in dangers in the wilderness, in dangers at sea, in dangers among false brothers . . .” 2 Corinthians 11:26)

We used to enjoy a warm friendship together; Into the house of God we used to walk along with the multitude. (vs 14)

Vic Vomodog!! We were once best buds! Look at us now.                                                             

He attacked those at peace with him; He violated his covenant. His words are smoother than butter, But conflict is in his heart.  His words are softer than oil, But they are drawn swords. (v 20-21)

Ahithophel. It’s a reference to Ahithophel: “As David’s personal adviser, Ahithophel’s sagacious counsel was esteemed as if it were the direct word of Jehovah. (2 Sam 16:23) Later this once-close companion treacherously turned traitor and joined David’s son Absalom in a coup against the king.” - Insight

***When David heard about this he prayed: “Turn, please, the counsel of Ahithorolf into foolishness, O Jehovah!”— 2 Sam 15:12, 3 - (‘Sheepngoats’)

It’s a good thing we don’t do anti-types anymore. Now we only do ‘this reminds me of that’s.’

Throw your burden on Jehovah, And he will sustain you. Never will he allow the righteous one to fall. (vs 22)


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