Psalm 56

Psalm 56  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 6
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To the chief Musician upon Jonath-elem-rechokim [qy., the dove of silence (among) strangers], Michtam [a golden Psalm] of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.
Be merciful unto me, O Elohim: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
In Elohim I will praise his word, in Elohim I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil. They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O Elohim.
Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for Elohim is for me.
In Elohim will I praise his word: in Jehovah will I praise his word.
In Elohim have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
Thy vows are upon me, O Elohim: I will render praises unto thee.
For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before Elohim in the light of the living?
56:1-3 Against the all-destroying enemy-man, faith trusts Elohim, 4 and his word; 5-7 the doings of man; 8-11 grieved I trust Elohim and his word. 12, 13 I will praise; delivered.