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Psalm 56

Psalm 56

Trust in God under Persecution

To the leader: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. Of David. A Miktam, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

1 Be gracious to me, O God, for people trample on me;

all day long foes oppress me;

2 my enemies trample on me all day long,

for many fight against me.

O Most High, when I am afraid,

I put my trust in you.

4 In God, whose word I praise,

in God I trust; I am not afraid;

what can flesh do to me?

5 All day long they seek to injure my cause;

all their thoughts are against me for evil.

6 They stir up strife, they lurk,

they watch my steps.

As they hoped to have my life,

7 so repaya them for their crime;

in wrath cast down the peoples, O God!

8 You have kept count of my tossings;

put my tears in your bottle.

Are they not in your record?

9 Then my enemies will retreat

in the day when I call.

This I know, thatb God is for me.

10 In God, whose word I praise,

in the Lord, whose word I praise,

11 in God I trust; I am not afraid.

What can a mere mortal do to me?

12 My vows to you I must perform, O God;

I will render thank offerings to you.

13 For you have delivered my soul from death,

and my feet from falling,

so that I may walk before God

in the light of life.

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