Psalm 55:20 {54:21}
Good News Translation
My former companion attacked his friends; he broke his promises.

Contemporary English Version
My friend turned against me and broke his promise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He hath stretched forth his hand to repay. They have defiled his covenant,

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He hath stretched forth his hand to repay. They have defiled his covenant,

but

1 Samuel 22:17 And the king said to the messengers that stood about him: Turn, and kill the priests of the Lord, for their hand is with David, because they knew that he was fled, and they told it not to me. And the king's servants would not put forth their hands against the priests of the Lord.

1 Samuel 24:10 Behold this day thy eyes have seen, that the Lord hath delivered thee into my hand, in the cave, and I had a thought to kill thee, but my eye hath spared thee. For I said: I will not put out my hand against my lord, because he is the Lord's anointed.

2 Samuel 18:12 And he said to Joab: If thou wouldst have paid down in my hands a thousand pieces of silver, I would not lay my hands upon the king's son for in our hearing the king charged thee, and Abisai, and Ethai, saying: Save me the boy Absalom.

Acts 12:1 And at the same time, Herod the king stretched forth his hands, to afflict some of the church.

at peace

Psalm 7:4 If I have rendered to them that repaid me evils, let me deservedly fall empty before my enemies.

Psalm 109:5 And they repaid me evil for good: and hatred for my love.

Psalm 120:6,7 My soul hath been long a sojourner. . . .

broken [heb.

Psalm 89:28,34,38 I will keep my mercy for him for ever: and my covenant faithful to him. . . .

2 Samuel 2:4 And the men of Juda came, and anointed David there, to be king over the house of Juda. And it was told David that the men of Jabes Galaad had buried Saul.

2 Samuel 5:3 The ancients also of Israel came to the king of Hebron, and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord: and they anointed David to be king over Israel.

2 Samuel 14:32,33 And Absalom answered Joab: I sent to thee beseeching thee to come to me, that I might send thee to the king, to say to him: Wherefore am I come from Gessur? it had been better for me to be there: I beseech thee therefore that I may see the face of the king: and if he be mindful of my iniquity, let him kill me. . . .

2 Samuel 15:10-12 And Absalom sent spies into all the tribes of Israel, saying: As soon as you shall hear the sound of the trumpet, say ye: Absalom reigneth in Hebron. . . .

Ecclesiastes 8:2 I observe the mouth of the king, and the commandments of the oath of God.

Ezekiel 17:16-19 As I live, saith the Lord God: In the place where the king dwelleth that made him king, whose oath he hath made void, and whose covenant he broke, even in the midst of Babylon shall he die. . . .

Context
Cast Your Burden upon the LORD
19God shall hear, and the Eternal shall humble them. For there is no change with them, and they have not feared God: 20He hath stretched forth his hand to repay. They have defiled his covenant,21They are divided by the wrath of his countenance, and his heart hath drawn near. His words are smoother than oil, and the same are darts.…
Cross References
Numbers 30:2
If any man make a vow to the Lord, or bind himself by an oath: he shall not make his word void but shall fulfil all that he promised.

Psalm 7:4
If I have rendered to them that repaid me evils, let me deservedly fall empty before my enemies.

Psalm 89:34
Neither will I profane my covenant: and the words that proceed from my mouth I will not make void.

Psalm 120:7
With them that hated peace I was peaceable: when I spoke to them they fought against me without cause.

Psalm 125:3
For the Lord will not leave the rod of sinners upon the lot of the just: that the just may not stretch forth their hands to iniquity.

Additional Translations
My companion attacks his friends; he violates his covenant.He has put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he has broken his covenant.

He hath put forth his hands against such as were at peace with him: He hath profaned his covenant.

He has reached forth his hand for retribution; they have profaned his covenant.

He hath put forth his hands against such as are at peace with him; he hath profaned his covenant.

He hath put forth his hands against such as were at peace with him: he hath profaned his covenant.

He hath put forth his hands against such as are at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.

He raises his hands against his friends. He has violated his covenant.

He hath sent forth his hands against his well-wishers, He hath polluted his covenant.
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