Psalms 56

For the Leader; upon Jonath-elem-rehokim. A Psalm of David; Michtam; when the Philistines took him in Gath. Be gracious unto me, O God, for man would swallow me up; all the day he fighting oppresseth me. They that lie in wait for me would swallow me up all the day; for they are many that fight against me, O Most High, In the day that I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee. In God—I will praise His word—in God do I trust, I will not be afraid; what can flesh do unto me? All the day they trouble mine affairs; all their thoughts are against me for evil. They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps; according as they have waited for my soul. Because of iniquity cast them out; in anger bring down the peoples, O God.

Thou has counted my wanderings; put Thou my tears into Thy bottle; are they not in Thy book? 10 Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call; this I know, that God is for me. 11 In God—I will praise His word—in the LORD—I will praise His word— 12 In God do I trust, I will not be afraid; what can man do unto me? 13 Thy vows are upon me, O God; I will render thank-offerings unto Thee. 14 For thou hast delivered my soul from death; hast Thou not delivered my feet from stumbling? that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

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