For the director of music. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” Of David. A miktam. When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.

1 abBe merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.

References for Psalms 56:1

    • ì 56:1 - In Hebrew texts 56:1-13 is numbered 56:2-14.
    • í 56:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me.

      References for Psalms 56:2

      3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

      References for Psalms 56:3

      4 In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

      References for Psalms 56:4

      5 All day long they twist my words; all their schemes are for my ruin.

      References for Psalms 56:5

      6 They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, hoping to take my life.

      References for Psalms 56:6

      7 Because of their wickedness do notc let them escape; in your anger, God, bring the nations down.

      References for Psalms 56:7

        • î 56:7 - Probable reading of the original Hebrew text; Masoretic Text does not have "do not" .
          8 Record my misery; list my tears on your scrolld — are they not in your record?

          References for Psalms 56:8

            • ï 56:8 - Or "misery;" / "put my tears in your wineskin"