Psalms 56

To the Chief Musician. Upon "The Dove of God from the distant Sea." David’s. A precious Psalm. When the Philistines seized him in Gath.

Show me favour, O God, For weak man hath panted for me, All the day, a fighter oppresseth me: Mine adversaries have panted all the day, For, many, are fighting with me, loftily. What day I am afraid, I, unto thee will direct my confidence. In God, I wilt praise his cause,—In God, have I trusted, I will not fear, What can flesh do unto me? All the day, they wrest, my words, Against me, all their devices are for mischief; They stir up strife—they lie hid, They, mark my steps,—Seeing they have waited for my life. Because of iniquity, recompense thou them,—In anger, bring thou down, the peoples, O God.

My wandering, hast, thou, recorded,—Put thou my tears in thy bottle, Are they not in thy record? Then, shall my foes turn back, in the day I cry, This, I know, for God is mine! 10 In God, will I praise with good cause: In Yahweh, will I praise with good cause; 11 In God, have I trusted, I will not fear, What can a son of earth do unto me! 12 Upon me, O God, are thy vows, I will pay back praises unto thee. 13 For thou hast rescued my soul from death, Wilt thou not [rescue] my feet from stumbling? That I may walk to and fro, before God, In the light of life.

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