Psalms 56

To the chief musician upon Jonath-elem-rechokim, by David, a Michtham, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

Be gracious unto me, O God; for man longeth to swallow me up; all the time he oppresseth me fighting. Those that regard me with envy long to swallow me up all the time; for many are they that fight against me, O thou Most High. The day when I am afraid, I will still trust in thee. In God will I praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid: what can flesh do unto me? All the day they wrest my words: against me are all their thoughts for evil. They come together in troops, they hide themselves, they are those that watch my heels, as though they hoped to take my soul. Because of their wrong-doing let me escape from them: in anger cast down the people, O God. My wanderings hast thou well numbered: put thou my tears into thy bottle; behold, they are numbered by thee. 10 Then shall my enemies retire backward on the day when I call on thee: this I know—that God is for me. 11 In God will I praise the word: in the Lord will I praise the word. 12 In God have I put my trust; I will not be afraid: what can man do unto me? 13 Upon me, O God, rest thy vows: I will pay thanksgiving offerings unto thee. For thou hast delivered my soul from death—yea, behold, my feet from slipping, that I may walk before God in the light of the life.
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