Psalm 55 Meaning - Verse by Verse Explanation from Bible

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Discover Psalm 55 Commentary in detail, with their Bible study and explained, as well as their meaning in the Catholic Bible among others.

Psalm 55-1

Hear my prayer, O God,
and do not hide from my plea.

Psalm 55-2

Listen to me and answer me;
troubled I am in my complaint and I moan

Psalm 55-3

Because of the voice of the enemy,
because of the oppression of the wicked,
because they cast iniquity on me
and hate me in anger.

Psalm 55-4

My heart is aching within me,
and terrors of death have fallen upon me.

Psalm 55-5

Fear and trembling have come upon me,
and terror has overtaken me.

Psalm 55-6

And I said, `` Oh, let me have wings like a dove!
I would fly and rest.

Psalm 55-7

Surely I would flee far away;
I would dwell in the desert. Selah

Psalm 55-8

I would hasten to escape
the stormy wind, the tempest.

Psalm 55-9

Destroy, O Lord; divide their language,
because I have seen violence and strife in the city.

Psalm 55-10

Day and night they go about her on her walls,
and wickedness and wickedness are in the midst of her.

Psalm 55-11

Destruction is in the midst of it,
and fraud and deceit do not depart from its places.

Psalm 55-12

For an enemy did not dishonor me,
which I would have endured,
nor did he who hated me rise up against me,
because I had hidden myself from him;

Psalm 55-13

but you are, a man just like me,
my companion and my intimate friend,

Psalm 55-14

that together we communicated in sweet counsel,
and in the house of God we walked in friendship.

Psalm 55-15

My enemies are condemned to death;
come down alive to Sheol,
for wickedness is in their dwelling, in their midst.

Psalm 55-16

As for me,



I will cry out to God, and the Lord will save me.

Psalm 55-17

In the evening, and in the morning and at noon, I will pray and cry out,
and he will hear my voice.

Psalm 55-18

He has redeemed my soul in peace from the war against me,
for there were many against me.

Psalm 55-19

God will hear and humble them,
he who abides from of old. Selah
Because they do not change,
nor do they fear God.

Psalm 55-20

The wicked man stretches out his hands
against those who were at peace with him;
violated your covenant.

Psalm 55-21

Softer than butter were the words of his mouth,
but there was war in his heart;
smoother than oil were his words,
but they were naked swords.

Psalm 55-22

Cast your burden upon the Lord and he will sustain you;
He will not let the righteous down forever.

Psalm 55-23

But you, O God, will bring them down into
the pit of destruction.
Bloodthirsty and deceitful men
will not live half their days;
But I will trust in you.

Psalm 55 Meaning and Commentary

Vv. 1-8 We have in these verses: -

1. David praying. Prayer is a balm for every wound and a relief for the spirit subjected to any burden.

2. David crying. The penalties are reduced to a certain extent, while those of those who do not give them an outlet increase.

3. David very alarmed. We can well suppose that he was like this, because of the irruption of Absalom’s conspiracy, and the desertion of the people.



Horror overwhelmed him. Probably the memory of his sin at Uriah added much to his fear. When we have a guilty conscience we must cry in our complaint; even steadfast believers have been filled with horror for a time. But no one was so overwhelmed as the holy Jesus, when it pleased the Lord to expose him to pain, and make his soul an offering for our sins. In his agony he prayed more earnestly, and was heard and delivered; trusting in him and following him, we will be sustained and passed through all the tests.

See how David was weary of the betrayal and ingratitude of men, and of the cares and disappointments of his high office: he longed to hide from the fury and fickleness of his people in some desert. It did not aim at victory but at rest; a desolate desert to be able to be still. The wisest and best men most earnestly yearn for peace and quiet, and even more so when they are vexed and weary with noise and clamor.

This makes death desirable for a child of God, because it is a final escape from all the storms and tempests of this world, into perfect and eternal rest. See how David was tired of the betrayal and ingratitude of men, and of the cares and disappointments of his high office: he longed to hide from the fury and fickleness of his people in some desert. It did not aim at victory but at rest; a desolate desert to be able to be still.

The wisest and best men most earnestly yearn for peace and quiet, and even more so when they are vexed and weary with noise and clamor. This makes death desirable for a child of God, because it is a final escape from all the storms and tempests of this world, into perfect and eternal rest. See how David was weary of the betrayal and ingratitude of men, and of the cares and disappointments of his high office: he longed to hide from the fury and fickleness of his people in some desert. It did not aim at victory but at rest; a desolate desert to be able to be still.



The wisest and best men most earnestly yearn for peace and quiet, and even more so when they are vexed and weary with noise and clamor. This makes death desirable for a child of God, because it is a final escape from all the storms and tempests of this world, into perfect and eternal rest. The wisest and best men most earnestly yearn for peace and quiet, and even more so when they are vexed and weary with noise and clamor.

This makes death desirable for a child of God, because it is a final escape from all the storms and tempests of this world, into perfect and eternal rest. The wisest and best men most earnestly yearn for peace and quiet, and even more so when they are vexed and weary with noise and clamor. This makes death desirable for a child of God, because it is a final escape from all the storms and tempests of this world, into perfect and eternal rest.

Vv. 9-15 No wickedness disturbs the believer more than that witnessed in those who profess to be of the Church of God. Let us not be surprised by the corruption and disorders of the church on earth; we long to see the New Jerusalem. He complains of one who had been very diligent against him. God often destroys the enemies of the Church by dividing them. An interest divided against itself cannot stand.

The true Christian must expect proof from those who profess to be friends, from those who have been united with him; This will be very painful, but by looking at Jesus we will be able to endure it. Christ was betrayed by a companion, a disciple, an apostle, who remembers Ahithophel in his crimes and condemnation. Both of them were very quickly overtaken by divine vengeance.



Vv. 16-23 In all tribulation let us cry out to the Lord, and He will save us. He will hear us, and He will not blame us for coming to Him too often; the more frequently, the more welcome. David had thought that they were all against him but now he sees that there were many with him, more than he had supposed; and the glory of this is given to God because He is the one who makes us friends and makes them faithful to us.

There are more true Christians and believers have more real friends than they realize in their dark hours. His enemies will be dealt with and struck down; they couldn’t free themselves from their fears like David could, by faith in God. Mortal men, even if they are very tall and very strong, will be easily crushed by the eternal God. Those who are not claimed by the rod of affliction will certainly be thrown into the pit of destruction.

The burden of afflictions is very heavy, especially when it goes together with the temptations of Satan, there is also the burden of sin and corruption. The only relief under her is looking at Christ who carried her. Whatever you want God to give you, let Him give it in His way and in His time. Anxiety is a burden that depresses the heart. We must entrust our ways and works to the Lord; let Him do as He sees fit and satisfy us with that.



To cast our burden on God is to rest in His providence and promise. And if we do so, He will carry us in the arms of His power, as the babysitter carries the child; and He will strengthen our spirits by His Spirit, so that they will endure the test. He will never tolerate the righteous being shaken; let him be so shaken by any problems as to abandon his duty to God or his comfort in Him. He will not tolerate their being overthrown in an exaggerated way. He who bore the burden of our sorrows wants us to let Him bear the burden of our anxieties, so that He can provide accordingly because He knows what is optimal for us. Why don’t we trust Christ to rule the world He redeemed?

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