Psalm 56 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God, show me your favor. Men are chasing me. All day long they keep attacking me. 1 Be merciful to me, O God, for men hotly pursue me; all day long they press their attack.
2 Those who tell lies about me chase me all day long. Many proud people are attacking me. 2 My slanderers pursue me all day long; many are attacking me in their pride.
3 When I'm afraid, I will trust in you. 3 When I am afraid, I will trust in you.
4 I trust in God. I praise his word. I trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can people do to me? 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
5 All day long they twist my words. They are always making plans to harm me. 5 All day long they twist my words; they are always plotting to harm me.
6 They get together and hide. They watch my steps. They hope to kill me. 6 They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, eager to take my life.
7 Make sure you don't let them escape. God, bring down the nations in your anger. 7 On no account let them escape; in your anger, O God, bring down the nations.
8 Write down my poem of sadness. List my tears on your scroll. Aren't you making a record of them? 8 Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll-- are they not in your record?
9 My enemies will turn back when I call out to you for help. Then I will know that God is on my side. 9 Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.
10 I trust in God. I praise his word. I trust in the Lord. I praise his word. 10 In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise--
11 I trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can mere men do to me? 11 in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
12 God, I have made promises to you. I will bring my thank offerings to you. 12 I am under vows to you, O God; I will present my thank offerings to you.
13 You have saved me from death. You have kept me from tripping and falling. Now I can live with you in the light that leads to life. 13 For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.