Psalms 56

"Be Merciful to Me, O God"

For the choirmaster. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be merciful to me, O God, for men are hounding me; all day long they press their attack. My enemies pursue me all day long, for many proudly assail me. When I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? All day long they twist my words; all their thoughts [are] of my demise. They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, while they wait to take my life. In spite of such sin, {shall} they escape ?
Or do not let them escape; MT does not include do not
In Your anger, O God, cast down the nations.
You have taken account of my wanderings;
Or sorrows
You have put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?
Then my enemies will retreat on the day I cry for help. By this I will know that God [is] on my side. 10  In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise, 11  in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? 12  Your vows [are] upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You. 13  For You have delivered my soul from death, and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.
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