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Psalm 56

Prayer for Relief from Tormentors

To the Chief Musician. Set to 1“The Silent Dove in Distant Lands.” a Michtam of David When the aPhilistines Captured Him in Gath.

1 Be bmerciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up;

Fighting all day he oppresses me.

2 My enemies would chound me all day,

For there are many who fight against me, O Most High.

3 Whenever I am afraid,

I will trust in You.

4 In God (I will praise His word),

In God I have put my trust;

dI will not fear.

What can flesh do to me?

5 All day they twist my words;

All their thoughts are against me for evil.

6 They gather together,

They hide, they mark my steps,

When they lie in wait for my life.

7 Shall they escape by iniquity?

In anger cast down the peoples, O God!

8 You number my wanderings;

Put my tears into Your bottle;

eAre they not in Your book?

9 When I cry out to You,

Then my enemies will turn back;

This I know, because fGod is for me.

10 In God (I will praise His word),

In the Lord (I will praise His word),

11 In God I have put my trust;

I will not be afraid.

What can man do to me?

12 Vows made to You are binding upon me, O God;

I will render praises to You,

13 gFor You have delivered my soul from death.

Have You not kept my feet from falling,

That I may walk before God

In the hlight of the living?

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