Psalm 56 New King James Version

A Prayer of Trust

56 1  To the Chief Musician. Set to 'The Silent Dove in Distant Lands.' A Michtam of David when the Philistines captured him in Gath. Be merciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up; Fighting all day he oppresses me. 2  My enemies would hound 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; I 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; Are they not in Your book? 9  When I cry out to You, Then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God 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  For You have delivered my soul from death. Have You not kept my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living?

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