Psalm 56
New American Standard Bible 1995King James Bible
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.1To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath. Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
2My foes have trampled upon me all day long, For they are many who fight proudly against me.2Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.
3When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.3What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
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 I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5All day long they distort my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.5Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6They attack, they lurk, They watch my steps, As they have waited to take my life.6They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
7Because of wickedness, cast them forth, In anger put down the peoples, O God!7Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.
8You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?8Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
9Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me.9When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
10In God, whose word I praise, In the LORD, whose word I praise,10In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.
11In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?11In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
12Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You.12Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
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 thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
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