Psalm 56:1 {55:1}
Good News Translation
Be merciful to me, O God, because I am under attack; my enemies persecute me all the time.

Contemporary English Version
Have pity, God Most High! My enemies chase me all day.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary: for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar) when the Philistines held him in Geth. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me.

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Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary: for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar) when the Philistines held him in Geth. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me.

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2942 B.C.

1062 (Title.) upon Konath-elem-rechokim. Or, as it may be rendered, `concerning the dumb dove, (or oppressed band) in distant places, `i.e, David, or his companions: though some consider it as the name of a tune, and others a musical instrument. Michtam, or, a golden Psalm

Psalm 16:1 The inscription of a title to David himself. Preserve me, O Lord, for I have put my trust in thee.

Psalm 57:1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in thee. And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away.

Psalm 58:1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title. [2] If in very deed ye speak justice: judge right things, ye sons of men.

Psalm 59:1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David for an inscription of a title, when Saul sent and watched his house to kill him. [2] Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; and defend me from them that rise up against me.

Psalm 60:1 Unto the end, for them that shall be changed, for the inscription of a title, to David himself, for doctrine, [2] When he set fire to Mesopotamia of Syria and Sobal: and Joab returned and slew of Edom, in the vale of the saltpits, twelve thousand men. [3] O God, thou hast cast us off, and hast destroyed us; thou hast been angry, and hast had mercy on us.

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1 Samuel 21:11-15 And the servants of Achis, when they saw David, said to him: Is not this David, the king of the land? Did they not sing to him in their dances, saying: Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands? . . .

1 Samuel 29:4 But the prices of the Philistines were angry with him, and they said to him: Let this man return, and abide in his place, which thou hast appointed him, and let him not go down with us to battle, lest he be an adversary to us, when we shall begin to fight: for how can he otherwise appease his master, but with our heads?

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Psalm 31:9 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am afflicted: my eye is troubled with wrath, my soul, and my belly:

Psalm 57:1-3 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in thee. And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away. . . .

Psalm 59:10 My God, his mercy shall prevent me.

Psalm 69:13-16 But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord; for the time of thy good pleasure, O God. In the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. . . .

Psalm 136:10,15,17-20 Who smote Egypt with their firstborn: for his mercy endureth for ever. . . .

Psalm 143:12 And in thy mercy thou wilt destroy my enemies. And thou wilt cut off all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.

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Psalm 21:9 Thou shalt make them as an oven of fire, in the time of thy anger: the Lord shall trouble them in his wrath, and fire shall devour them.

Psalm 27:2 Whilst the wicked draw near against me, to eat my flesh. My enemies that trouble me, have themselves been weakened, and have fallen.

Psalm 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts: It is well, it is well, to our mind: neither let them say: We have swallowed him up.

Psalm 57:3 He hath sent from heaven and delivered me: he hath made them a reproach that trod upon me. God hath sent his mercy and his truth,

Psalm 106:17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan: and covered the congregation of Abiron.

Psalm 124:3 Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us,

Proverbs 1:12 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoils.

Lamentations 2:2,5,16 Beth. The Lord hath cast down headlong, and hath not spared, all that was beautiful in Jacob: he hath destroyed in his wrath the strong holds of the virgin of Juda, and brought them down to the ground: he hath made the kingdom unclean, and the princes thereof. . . .

Hosea 8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now is he become among the nations like an unclean vessel.

1 Corinthians 15:54 And when this mortal hath put on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: Death is swallowed up in victory.

Context
Be Merciful to Me, O God
1Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary: for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar) when the Philistines held him in Geth. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me.2My enemies have trodden on me all the day long; for they are many that make war against me.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 21:10
And David arose and fled that day from the face of Saul: and came to Achis, the king of Geth:

1 Samuel 21:11
And the servants of Achis, when they saw David, said to him: Is not this David, the king of the land? Did they not sing to him in their dances, saying: Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?

Psalm 17:9
From the face of the wicked who have afflicted me. My enemies have surrounded my soul:

Psalm 35:25
Let them not say in their hearts: It is well, it is well, to our mind: neither let them say: We have swallowed him up.

Psalm 57:3
He hath sent from heaven and delivered me: he hath made them a reproach that trod upon me. God hath sent his mercy and his truth,

Psalm 119:58
I entreated thy face with all my heart: have mercy on me according to thy word.

Psalm 124:3
Perhaps they had swallowed us up alive. When their fury was enkindled against us,

Isaiah 49:19
For thy deserts, and thy desolate places, and the land of thy destruction shall now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed thee up shall be chased far away.

Additional Translations
For the choirmaster. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be merciful to me, O God, for men are hounding me; all day long they press their attack.Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me.

Be merciful unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up: All the day long he fighting oppresseth me.

For the end, concerning the people that were removed from the sanctuary, by David for a memorial, when the Philistines caught him in Geth. Have mercy upon me, O God; for man has trodden me down; all the day long he warring has afflicted me.

{To the chief Musician. On Jonathelem-rechokim. 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 long fighting he oppresseth me.

For the Chief Musician; set to Jonath elem rehokim. A Psalm of David: Michtam: when the Philistines took him in Gath. Be merciful unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up: all the day long he fighting oppresseth me.

To the chief Musician upon Jonathelem-rechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath. Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.

Be merciful to me, God, for man wants to swallow me up. All day long, he attacks and oppresses me.

To 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,
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