Psalms

Psalm 56 ©

1David praying to God in confidence of his word complaineth of his enemies: 9he professeth his confidence in God's word, and promiseth to praise him.

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To the chief Musician upon Jonath-elem-rechokim, 1Michtam of David, when the aPhilistines took him in Gath.

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BE bmerciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.

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2Mine enemies would daily cswallow me up: for they be dmany that fight against me, O ethou most High.

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What ftime I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

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In gGod I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; hI will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

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Every day ithey *wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.

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They jgather themselves together, they hide themselves, kthey mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

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Shall lthey escape by iniquity? in thine anger mcast down the people, O God.

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Thou ntellest my wanderings: oput thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

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When pI cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; qfor God is for me.

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In rGod will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.

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In sGod have I put my trust: tI will not be afraid what man can do unto me.

s v.4. Ps. 27.1-3; 112.7,8.
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Thy uvows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.

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For vthou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in wthe light of the living?