Psalm 56 TNIV

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 Be merciful to me,1 my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit;2 all day long they press their attack.3

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2 My adversaries pursue me all day long;4 in their pride many are attacking me.5

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3 When I am afraid,6 I put my trust in you.7

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4 In God, whose word I praise--8 in God I trust and am not afraid.9 What can mere mortals do to me?10

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5 All day long they twist my words;11 all their schemes are for my ruin.

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6 They conspire,12 they lurk, they watch my steps,13 hoping to take my life.14

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7 Because of their wickedness do nota let them escape;15 in your anger, God, bring the nations down.16

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    • a 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 scrollb17-- are they not in your record?18

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        • b 56:8 - Or "misery; / put my tears in your wineskin"
          9 Then my enemies will turn back19 when I call for help.20 By this I will know that God is for me.21

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          10 In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise--
          11 in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere human beings do to me?
          12 I am under vows22 to you, my God; I will present my thank offerings to you.

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          13 For you have delivered me from death23 and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.24

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