Psalms 56:3

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

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Psalms 56:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
ESV
3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
NLT
3 But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.
MSG
3 When I get really afraid I come to you in trust.
CSB
3 When I am afraid, I will trust in You.

Psalms 56:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 56:3

What time I am afraid
It was a time of fear with him now; he was afraid of Achish king of Gath, ( 1 Samuel 21:12 ) ; so believers have their times of fear; about their interest in the love, and grace, and covenant of God; about their sins and corruptions, and the prevalence of them, fearing they shall perish by them; and about their enemies, who are many, lively, and strong;

I will trust in thee;
trust and confidence in the Lord is the best antidote against fears; who is unchangeable in his love, in whom is everlasting strength, and who is faithful and true to every word of promise; and therefore there is great reason to trust in him, and not be afraid.

Psalms 56:3 In-Context

1 Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.
2 My adversaries pursue me all day long; in their pride many are attacking me.
3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
4 In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
5 All day long they twist my words; all their schemes are for my ruin.

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