Psalm 56
New American Standard Bible 1995NET 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.1For the music director; according to the yonath-elem-rechovim style; a prayer of David, written when the Philistines captured him in Gath. Have mercy on me, O God, for men are attacking me! All day long hostile enemies are tormenting me.
2My foes have trampled upon me all day long, For they are many who fight proudly against me.2Those who anticipate my defeat attack me all day long. Indeed, many are fighting against me, O Exalted One.
3When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.3When I am afraid, I 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--I boast in his promise--in God I trust, I am not afraid. What can mere men do to me?
5All day long they distort my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.5All day long they cause me trouble; they make a habit of plotting my demise.
6They attack, they lurk, They watch my steps, As they have waited to take my life.6They stalk and lurk; they watch my every step, as they prepare to take my life.
7Because of wickedness, cast them forth, In anger put down the peoples, O God!7Because they are bent on violence, do not let them escape! In your anger bring down the nations, O God!
8You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?8You keep track of my misery. Put my tears in your leather container! Are they not recorded in your scroll?
9Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me.9My enemies will turn back when I cry out to you for help; I know that God is on my side.
10In God, whose word I praise, In the LORD, whose word I praise,10In God--I boast in his promise--in the LORD--I boast in his promise--
11In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?11in God I trust, I am not afraid. What can mere men do to me?
12Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You.12I am obligated to fulfill the vows I made to you, O God; I will give you the thank-offerings you deserve,
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.13when you deliver my life from death. You keep my feet from stumbling, so that I might serve God as I enjoy life.
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Psalm 55
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