Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1Give ear to my prayer, oh God, and do not reject my prayer.
2Hear me and answer me and turn to my crying and hear me
3Because of my enemies and because of the affliction of the evil, because the evil have prayed against me and they regarded me with malice!
4And awe has fallen upon me,
5And the shadows of death covered me!
6But I said, "Who would give me wings like a dove?" I had flown and I would have rested.
7And I had gone far away; I had flown and dwelt in the wilderness.
8And I had waited for him who delivers me from the wind of hurricanes.
9Lord Jehovah *, drown the conversation of their tongues, for I have seen fighting and judgment in the city.
10By day and by night they go around its walls.
11Evil, lies and deceit are within it and fraud and deceit do not depart from its streets.
12For it was not my enemy reproaching me that I may endure, neither one hating me who was lifted up against me, that I would hide from him.
13For it is you, a man like me, my neighbor and my friend.
14For we ate a meal together in the house of God as we were walking in agreement.
15Bring the plague upon them and they shall descend alive to Sheol because evil is within them.
16But I shall call unto God and God will save me.
17At evening, at dawn and at noon I shall meditate and speak and make my voice heard.
18Save my soul from those who are my wise ones, because they have been in contention with me.
19God will hear and will humble them, he who is from before the ages; there is no substitute for them and they were not afraid of God.
20They stretched forth a hand against his companion* and they smeared his covenant
21They were troubled by the passion of his Person and by the anger of his heart; his words were softer than oil and effective as spearheads.
22Cast your cares upon Lord Jehovah and he will support you, and he will never give terror to his righteous ones.
23But you, God, have sent them down to the pit of destruction - men, shedders of blood and deceitful deceivers, and they shall not fulfill their days and I shall trust in you.