Psalms 56

To the chief music-maker; put to Jonath elem rehokim. Of David. Michtam. When the Philistines took him in Gath.

1 Have mercy on me, O God, for man is attempting my destruction; every day he makes cruel attacks against me. 2My haters are ever ready to put an end to me; great numbers are lifting themselves up against me. 3In the time of my fear, I will have faith in you. 4In God will I give praise to his word; in God have I put my hope; I will have no fear of what flesh may do to me. 5Every day they make wrong use of my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil. 6They come together, they are waiting in secret places, they take note of my steps, they are waiting for my soul. 7By evil-doing they will not get free from punishment. In wrath, O God, let the peoples be made low. 8You have seen my wanderings; put the drops from my eyes into your bottle; are they not in your record? 9When I send up my cry to you, my haters will be turned back; I am certain of this, for God is with me. 10In God will I give praise to his word; in the Lord will I give praise to his word. 11In God have I put my hope, I will have no fear of what man may do to me. 12I keep the memory of my debt to you, O God; I will give you the offerings of praise. 13Because you have taken my soul from the power of death; and kept my feet from falling, so that I may be walking before God in the light of life.
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