Psalm 56 New Revised Standard Version

A Prayer of Trust

56 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, 3  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 repay 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, that 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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