Psalms 56

1To the Overseer. --`On the Dumb Dove far off.' --A secret treasure of David, in the Philistines' taking hold of him in Gath. Favour me, O God, for man swallowed me up, All the day fighting he oppresseth me, 2Mine enemies have swallowed up all the day, For many are fighting against me, O most High, 3The day I am afraid I am confident toward Thee. 4In God I praise His word, in God I have trusted, I fear not what flesh doth to me. 5All the day they wrest my words, Concerning me all their thoughts are for evil, 6They assemble, they hide, they watch my heels, When they have expected my soul. 7By iniquity they escape, In anger the peoples put down, O God.

8My wandering Thou hast counted, Thou--place Thou my tear in Thy bottle, Are they not in Thy book? 9Then turn back do mine enemies in the day I call. This I have known, that God is for me. 10In God I praise the word, In Jehovah I praise the word. 11In God I trusted, I fear not what man doth to me, 12On me, O God, are Thy vows, I repay thank-offerings to Thee. 13For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, Dost Thou not my feet from falling? To walk habitually before God in the light of the living!

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