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Psalm 56

A Call for God’s Protection

For the choir director: according to “A Silent Dove Far Away.” i A Davidic * Miktam. When the Philistines seized him in Gath. j

Be gracious to me, God, for man tramples me;

he fights and oppresses me all day long.

My adversaries trample me all day,

for many arrogantly fight against me. k l

When I am afraid,

I will trust in You. m

In God, whose word I praise,

in God I trust; I will not fear.

What can man do to me? n

They twist my words all day long;

all their thoughts against me are evil. o

They stir up strife, p they lurk;

they watch my steps

while they wait to take my life. q

Will they escape in spite of such sin?

God, bring down the nations in wrath. r

You Yourself have recorded my wanderings. s

Put my tears in Your bottle.

Are they not in Your records? t

Then my enemies will retreat on the day when I call. u

This I know: God is for me. v

10 In God, whose word I praise,

in the Lord, whose word I praise,

11 in God I trust; I will not fear.

What can man do to me? w

12 I am obligated by vows x to You, God;

I will make my thank offerings to You. y

13 For You delivered me from death,

even my feet from stumbling,

to walk before God in the light of life. z


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The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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