Psalms 56:8-9

8 Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll[a] — are they not in your record?
9 Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.

Psalms 56:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
ESV
8 You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?
NLT
8 You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.
MSG
8 You've kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, Each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book.
CSB
8 You Yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your records?

Psalms 56:8-9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 56:8-9 In-Context

6 They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, hoping to take my life.
7 Because of their wickedness do not let them escape; in your anger, God, bring the nations down.
8 Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll — are they not in your record?
9 Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.
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 man do to me?

Cross References 5

  • 1. S 2 Kings 20:5
  • 2. Isaiah 4:3; Daniel 7:10; Daniel 12:1; Malachi 3:16
  • 3. Psalms 9:3
  • 4. Psalms 102:2
  • 5. S Numbers 14:8; S Deuteronomy 31:6; Romans 8:31

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "misery;" / "put my tears in your wineskin"
Scripture quoted by permission.  Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®.  NIV®.  Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica.  All rights reserved worldwide.