PSALM 56 Supplication for Deliverance and Grateful Trust in God. For the choir director; according to Jonath elem rehokim. A Mikhtam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. 56 1Be gracious to me, O God, for man has [B]trampled upon me; [C]Fighting all day long he oppresses me. 2My foes have [D]trampled upon me all day long, For [E]they are many who fight proudly against me. 3[F]When I am afraid, [G]I will put my trust in You. 4In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere [H]man do to me? 5All day long they [I]distort my words; All their [J]thoughts are against me for evil. 6They [K]attack, they lurk, They watch my [L]steps, As they have waited to take my [M]life. 7Because of wickedness, [N]cast them forth, In anger put down the peoples, O God! 8You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book? 9Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, [O]that God is for me. 10In God, whose word I praise, In the Lord, whose word I praise, 11In God I have put my [P]trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? 12Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You. 13For You have delivered my soul from death, [Q]Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the [R]living.
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