Psalm 56

1 [A song] of David. When the Philisʹtines captured him in Gath.
Show me favor, O God, because mortal man is attacking me. All day long they keep fighting and oppressing me.

2 My foes keep snapping at me all day long; Many arrogantly fight against me.

3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

4 In God—whose word I praise— In God I put my trust; I am not afraid. What can mere man do to me?

5 All day long they hurt my interests; Their only thought is to harm me.

6 They conceal themselves to attack; They watch my every step, Hoping to take away my life.

7 Reject them because of their wickedness. Bring down the nations in your anger, O God.

8 You keep track of my wandering. Do collect my tears in your skin bottle. Are they not recorded in your book?

9 My enemies will retreat on the day that I call for help. Of this I am confident: God is on my side.

10 In God—whose word I praise— In Jehovah—whose word I praise—

11 In God I put my trust; I am not afraid. What can a mere human do to me?

12 I am bound by my vows to you, O God; I will offer you expressions of thanksgiving.

13 For you have rescued me from death And prevented my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

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