Psalm 56 Revised Standard Version

A Prayer of Trust

56 1  To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, O God, for men trample upon me; all day long foemen oppress me; 2  my enemies trample upon me all day long, for many fight against me proudly. 3  When I am afraid, I put my trust in thee. 4  In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust without a fear. 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 band themselves together, they lurk, they watch my steps. As they have waited for my life, 7  so recompense them for their crime; in wrath cast down the peoples, O God!

8  Thou hast kept count of my tossings; put thou my tears in thy bottle! Are they not in thy book? 9  Then my enemies will be turned back 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 without a fear. What can man do to me? 12  My vows to thee I must perform, O God; I will render thank offerings to thee. 13  For thou hast delivered my soul from death, yea, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.


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