Psalms 56

Psalms 56

A Prayer of Trust in God#Ps 56 hebrew title: A psalm by David, after the Philistines captured him in Gath.#1 Sam 21.13–15
1Be merciful to me, O God,
because I am under attack;
my enemies persecute me all the time.
2All day long my opponents attack me.
There are so many who fight against me.
3When I am afraid, O LORD Almighty,
I put my trust in you.
4I trust in God and am not afraid;
I praise him for what he has promised.
What can a mere human being do to me?
5My enemies make trouble for me all day long;
they are always planning how to hurt me!
6They gather in hiding places
and watch everything I do,
hoping to kill me.
7Punish#56.7 Probable text Punish; Hebrew Save. them, O God, for their evil;
defeat those people in your anger!
8You know how troubled I am;
you have kept a record of my tears.
Aren't they listed in your book?
9The day I call to you,
my enemies will be turned back.
I know this: God#56.9 I know this: God; or Because I know that God. is on my side —
10the LORD, whose promises I praise.
11In him I trust, and I will not be afraid.
What can a mere human being do to me?
12O God, I will offer you what I have promised;
I will give you my offering of thanksgiving,
13because you have rescued me from death
and kept me from defeat.
And so I walk in the presence of God,
in the light that shines on the living.

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