Compare Translations for Psalm 56:4

Psalm 56:4 ASV
In God (I will praise his word), In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can flesh do unto me?
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Psalm 56:4 BBE
In God will I give praise to his word; in God have I put my hope; I will have no fear of what flesh may do to me.
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Psalm 56:4 CEB
in God, whose word I praise. I trust in God; I won't be afraid. What can mere flesh do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 CJB
In God - I praise his word -in God I trust; I have no fear; what can human power do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 RHE
(55-5) In God I will praise my words, in God I have put my trust: I will not fear what flesh can do against me.
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Psalm 56:4 ESV
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 GW
I praise the word of God. I trust God. I am not afraid. What can mere flesh [and blood] do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 GNT
I trust in God and am not afraid; I praise him for what he has promised. What can a mere human being do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 HNV
In God, I praise his word. In God, I put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 CSB
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 KJV
In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust ; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
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Psalm 56:4 LEB
God, whose word I praise, God I trust; I do not fear. What can [mere] flesh do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 NAS
In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 NCV
I praise God for his word. I trust God, so I am not afraid. What can human beings do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 NIRV
I trust in God. I praise his word. I trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can people do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 NIV
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 NKJV
In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 NLT
O God, I praise your word. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 NRS
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I am not afraid; what can flesh do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 RSV
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust without a fear. What can flesh do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 DBY
In God will I praise his word, in God I put my confidence: I will not fear; what can flesh do unto me?
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Psalm 56:4 MSG
I'm proud to praise God; fearless now, I trust in God. What can mere mortals do?
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Psalm 56:4 WBT
In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do to me.
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Psalm 56:4 TMB
In God I will praise His word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
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Psalm 56:4 TNIV
In God, whose word I praise-- in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 WEB
In God, I praise his word. In God, I put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
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Psalm 56:4 WYC
In God I shall praise my words; I hoped in God, I shall not dread what thing flesh, or man, shall do to me. (Yea, I shall praise God with my words; for I trust in God, and I shall not fear what any person shall do to me.)
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Psalm 56:4 YLT
In God I praise His word, in God I have trusted, I fear not what flesh doth to me.
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Psalms 56 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 56

David seeks mercy from God, amidst the malice of his enemies. (1-7) He rests his faith on God's promises, and declares his obligation to praise him for mercies. (8-13)

Verses 1-7 Be merciful unto me, O God. This petition includes all the good for which we come to throne of grace. If we obtain mercy there, we need no more to make us happy. It implies likewise our best plea, not our merit, but God's mercy, his free, rich mercy. We may flee to, and trust the mercy of God, when surrounded on all sides by difficulties and dangers. His enemies were too hard for him, if God did not help him. He resolves to make God's promises the matter of his praises, and so we have reason to make them. As we must not trust an arm of flesh when engaged for us, so we must not be afraid of an arm of flesh when stretched out against us. The sin of sinners will never be their security. Who knows the power of God's anger; how high it can reach, how forcibly it can strike?

Verses 8-13 The heavy and continued trials through which many of the Lord's people have passed, should teach us to be silent and patient under lighter crosses. Yet we are often tempted to repine and despond under small sorrows. For this we should check ourselves. David comforts himself, in his distress and fear, that God noticed all his grievances and all his griefs. God has a bottle and a book for his people's tears, both the tears for their sins, and those for their afflictions. He observes them with tender concern. Every true believer may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and then I will not fear what man shall do unto me; for man has no power but what is given him from above. Thy vows are upon me, O Lord; not as a burden, but as that by which I am known to be thy servant; as a bridle that restrains me from what would be hurtful, and directs me in the way of my duty. And vows of thankfulness properly accompany prayers for mercy. If God deliver us from sin, either from doing it, or by his pardoning mercy, he has delivered our souls from death, which is the wages of sin. Where the Lord has begun a good work he will carry it on and perfect it. David hopes that God would keep him even from the appearance of sin. We should aim in all our desires and expectations of deliverance, both from sin and trouble, that we may do the better service to the Lord; that we may serve him without fear. If his grace has delivered our souls from the death of sin, he will bring us to heaven, to walk before him for ever in light.

Psalms 56 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 56

Psalms 56:1-13 . Upon Jonath-elem-rechokim--literally, "upon the dove of silence" of distant places; either denoting a melody that name, to which this Psalm was to be performed; or it is an enigmatical form of denoting the subject, as given in the history referred to ( 1 Samuel 21:11 , &c.), David being regarded as an uncomplaining, meek dove, driven from his native home to wander in exile. Beset by domestic and foreign foes, David appeals confidently to God, recites his complaints, and closes with joyful and assured anticipations of God's continued help.

1, 2. would swallow--literally, "pants as a raging beast" ( Acts 9:1 ).

2. enemies--watchers ( Psalms 54:5 ).
most High--As it is not elsewhere used absolutely for God, some render the word here, arrogantly, or proudly, as qualifying "those who fight," &c.

3. in--or literally, "unto."
thee--to whom he turns in trouble.

4. in God . . . his word--By His grace or aid ( Psalms 60:12 , 108:13 ), or, "I will boast in God as to His word"; in either case His word is the special matter and cause of praise.
flesh--for mankind ( Psalms 65:2 , Isaiah 31:3 ), intimating frailty.

5, 6. A vivid picture of the conduct of malicious enemies.

7. Shall they escape? &c.--or better, "Their escape is by iniquity."
cast . . . people--humble those who so proudly oppose Thy servant.

8. God is mindful of his exile and remembers his tears. The custom of bottling the tears of mourners as a memorial, which has existed in some Eastern nations, may explain the figure.

9. God is for me--or, "on my side" ( Psalms 118:6 , Psalms 124:1 Psalms 124:2 ); hence he is sure of the repulse of his foes.

12. I will render praises--will pay what I have vowed.

13. The question implies an affirmative answer, drawn from past experience.
falling--as from a precipice.
before God--in His favor during life.