Psalm 56:8
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English Standard Version
You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?

King James Bible
Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

American Standard Version
Thou numberest my wanderings: Put thou my tears into thy bottle; Are they not in thy book?

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have declared to thee my life: thou hast set my tears in thy sight, As also in thy promise.

English Revised Version
Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle; are they not in thy book?

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou numberest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

Psalm 56:8 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

אלהים and אנושׁ, Psalm 56:2 (Psalm 9:20; Psalm 10:18), are antitheses: over against God, the majestic One, men are feeble beings. Their rebellion against the counsel of God is ineffective madness. If the poet has God's favour on his side, then he will face these pigmies that behave as though they were giants, who fight against him מרום, moving on high, i.e., proudly (cf. ממּרום, Psalm 73:8), in the invincible might of God. שׁאף, inhiare, as in Psalm 57:4; לחם, as in Psalm 35:1, with ל like אל, e.g., in Jeremiah 1:19. Thus, then, he does not fear; in the day when (Ges. ֗123, 3, b) he might well be afraid (conjunctive future, as e.g., in Joshua 9:27), he clings trustfully to (אל as in Psalm 4:6, and frequently, Proverbs 3:5) his God, so that fear cannot come near him. He has the word of His promise on his side (דּברו as e.g., Psalm 130:5); בּאלהים, through God will he praise this His word, inasmuch as it is gloriously verified in him. Hupfeld thus correctly interprets it; whereas others in part render it "in Elohim do I praise His word," in part (and the form of this favourite expression in Psalm 56:11 is opposed to it): "Elohim do I celebrate, His word." Hitzig, however, renders it: "Of God do I boast in matter," i.e., in the present affair; which is most chillingly prosaic in connection with an awkward brevity of language. The exposition is here confused by Psalm 10:3 and Psalm 44:9. הלּל does not by any means signify gloriari in this passage, but celebrare; and באלהים is not intended in any other sense than that in Psalm 60:14. בּטח בּ is equivalent to the New Testament phrase πιστεύειν ἐν. לא אירא is a circumstantial clause with a finite verb, as is customary in connection with לא, Psalm 35:8, Job 29:24, and עב, Proverbs 19:23.

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Psalm 105:13,14 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people...

Psalm 121:8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even for ever more.

Numbers 33:2 And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD...

1 Samuel 19:18 So David fled, and escaped, and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done to him...

1 Samuel 22:1-5 David therefore departed there, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brothers and all his father's house heard it...

1 Samuel 27:1 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul...

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them...

2 Corinthians 11:26 In journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by my own countrymen, in perils by the heathen...

Hebrews 11:8,13,38 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out...

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Psalm 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears: for I am a stranger with you, and a sojourner...

Psalm 126:5,6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy...

2 Kings 20:5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus said the LORD, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer...

Job 16:20 My friends scorn me: but my eye pours out tears to God.

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the middle of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them to living fountains of waters...

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Psalm 139:16 Your eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in your book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned...

Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD listened, and heard it...

Matthew 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened...

Cross References
2 Kings 20:5
"Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD,

Psalm 39:12
"Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; hold not your peace at my tears! For I am a sojourner with you, a guest, like all my fathers.

Psalm 139:3
You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.

Psalm 139:16
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

Malachi 3:16
Then those who feared the LORD spoke with one another. The LORD paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the LORD and esteemed his name.

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