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Psalm 56 (Common English Bible)

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Psalm 56

For the music leader. According to The Silent Dove of Distant Places. A miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

1 aGod, have mercy on me because I'm being trampled. All day long the enemy oppresses me. 2 My attackers trample me all day long because I have so many enemies. Exalted one, 3 whenever I'm afraid, I put my trust in you— 4 in God, whose word I praise. I trust in God; I won't be afraid. What can mere flesh do to me? 5 All day long they frustrate my pursuits; all their thoughts are evil against me. 6 They get together and set an ambush— they are watching my steps, hoping for my death. 7 Don't rescue them for any reason! In wrath bring down the people, God! 8 You yourself have kept track of my misery. Put my tears into your bottle— aren't they on your scroll already? 9 Then my enemies will retreat when I cry out. I know this because God is mine. 10 God: whose word I praise. The LORD: whose word I praise. 11 I trust in God; I won't be afraid. What can anyone do to me? 12 I will fulfill my promises to you, God. I will present thanksgiving offerings to you 13 because you have saved my life from death, saved my feet from stumbling so that I can walk before God in the light of life.
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