Psalm 56
GOD'S WORD® Translation

1[For the choir director; according to [yonath elem rechokim]; a [miktam] by David when the Philistines captured him in Gath.] Have pity on me, O God, because people are harassing me. All day long warriors oppress me.

2All day long my enemies spy on me. They harass me. There are so many fighting against me.

3Even when I am afraid, I still trust you.

4I praise the word of God. I trust God. I am not afraid. What can mere flesh [and blood] do to me?

5All day long my enemies twist my words. Their every thought is an evil plan against me.

6They attack, and then they hide. They watch my every step as they wait to take my life.

7With the wrong they do, can they escape? O God, angrily make the nations fall.

8(You have kept a record of my wanderings. Put my tears in your bottle. They are already in your book.)

9Then my enemies will retreat when I call [to you]. This I know: God is on my side.

10I praise the word of God. I praise the word of the LORD.

11I trust God. I am not afraid. What can mortals do to me?

12I am bound by my vows to you, O God. I will keep my vows by offering songs of thanksgiving to you.

13You have rescued me from death. You have kept my feet from stumbling so that I could walk in your presence, in the light of life.

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