Psalm 56 NLT

1 For the choir director: A psalm of David, regarding the time the Philistines seized him in Gath. To be sung to the tune "Dove on Distant Oaks." O God, have mercy on me. The enemy troops press in on me. My foes attack me all day long.
2 My slanderers hound me constantly, and many are boldly attacking me.
3 But when I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
4 O God, I praise your word. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
5 They are always twisting what I say; they spend their days plotting ways to harm me.
6 They come together to spy on me -- watching my every step, eager to kill me.
7 Don't let them get away with their wickedness; in your anger, O God, throw them to the ground.
8 You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
9 On the very day I call to you for help, my enemies will retreat. This I know: God is on my side. a

References for Psalms 56:9

    • Š 56:9 - Or <I>By this I will know that God is on my side.</I>
      10 O God, I praise your word. Yes, LORD, I praise your word.
      11 I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
      12 I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, and offer a sacrifice of thanks for your help.
      13 For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.