Psalms 56

In God I Trust

To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A a  Miktam
Probably a musical or liturgical term
of David, when the c  Philistines seized him in Gath.

1 d  Be gracious to me, O God, for man e  tramples on me;
all day long an attacker oppresses me;
2my enemies trample on me all day long,
for many attack me proudly.
3When I am afraid,
I f  put my trust in you.
4In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; g  I shall not be afraid.
What can flesh do to me?
5 All day long they injure my cause;
Or  they twist my words

all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6They i  stir up strife, they j  lurk;
they k  watch my steps,
as they have waited for my life.
7For their crime will they escape?
l  In wrath m  cast down the peoples, O God!
8 You have kept count of my tossings;
Or wanderings

o  put my tears in your bottle.
p  Are they not in your book?
9Then my enemies will turn back
q  in the day when I call.
This I know, that
Or because
s  God is for me.
10In God, whose word I praise,
in the  Lord, whose word I praise,
11in God I trust; t  I shall not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
12 I must perform my u  vows to you, O God;
I will v  render thank offerings to you.
13 w  For you have delivered my soul from death,
yes, my feet from falling,
x  that I may walk before God
y  in the light of life.
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