Psalm 56
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1For the choir director; according to Jonath elem rehokim. A Mikhtam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled upon me; Fighting all day long he oppresses me.1Have mercy on me, God, because men have harassed me. Those who oppress me have fought against me all day long.
2My foes have trampled upon me all day long, For they are many who fight proudly against me.2Those who watch me all day have harassed me, for there are many who fight against me out of conceit.
3When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.3On days when I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
4In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?4In God, whose word I praise, in God I put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man can do to me.
5All day long they distort my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.5All day long people distort what I say; all their schemes against me are for evil purposes.
6They attack, they lurk, They watch my steps, As they have waited to take my life.6They gather together and hide in ambush. They watch my every step as they lie in wait for my life.
7Because of wickedness, cast them forth, In anger put down the peoples, O God!7Cast them away because of their wickedness. In wrath, God, cast down these people!
8You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?8You have kept count of my wanderings. Put my tears in your bottle— have not you recorded them in your book?
9Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me.9My enemies will retreat when I call on you. This has been my experience, because God is with me.
10In God, whose word I praise, In the LORD, whose word I praise,10In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise,
11In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?11in God I will put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man can do to me.
12Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You.12God, I have taken vows before you; therefore I will offer thanksgiving sacrifices to you.
13For You have delivered my soul from death, Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living.13For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, so that I may walk before God in the light of the living!
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Psalm 55
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