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Psalms 56 (asv)

(Online: ASV WEB)

For the Chief Musician; set to Jonath elem rehokim. A Psalm of David. Michtam: when the Philistines took him in Gath.

56:1Be merciful unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up:

All the day long he fighting oppresseth me.

56:2Mine enemies would swallow me up all the day long;

For they are many that fight proudly against me.

56:3What time I am afraid,

I will put my trust in thee.

56:4In God (I will praise his word),

In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid;

What can flesh do unto me?

56:5All the day long they wrest my words:

All their thoughts are against me for evil.

56:6They gather themselves together, they hide themselves,

They mark my steps,

Even as they have waited for my soul.

56:7Shall they escape by iniquity?

In anger cast down the peoples, O God.

56:8Thou numberest my wanderings:

Put thou my tears into thy bottle;

Are they not in thy book?

56:9Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call:

This I know, that God is for me.

56:10In God (I will praise his word),

In Jehovah (I will praise his word),

56:11In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid;

What can man do unto me?

56:12Thy vows are upon me, O God:

I will render thank-offerings unto thee.

56:13For thou hast delivered my soul from death:

Hast thou not delivered my feet from falling,

That I may walk before God

In the light of the living?


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Following Entry: Psalms 57