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The second book of Psalms, song 56, New English Translation

Psalm 56


   For the music director; according to the yonath-elem-rechovim style; a prayer of David, written when the Philistines captured him in Gath.
   1 Have mercy on me, O God, for men are attacking me! All day long hostile enemies are tormenting me.
   2 Those who anticipate my defeat attack me all day long. Indeed, many are fighting against me, O Exalted One.
   3 When I am afraid, I trust in you.
   4 In God - I boast in his promise - in God I trust, I am not afraid. What can mere men do to me?
   5 All day long they cause me trouble; they make a habit of plotting my demise.
   6 They stalk and lurk; they watch my every step, as they prepare to take my life.
   7 Because they are bent on violence, do not let them escape! In your anger bring down the nations, O God!
   8 You keep track of my misery. Put my tears in your leather container! Are they not recorded in your scroll?
   9 My enemies will turn back when I cry out to you for help; I know that God is on my side.
   10 In God - I boast in his promise - in the LORD - I boast in his promise -
   11 in God I trust, I am not afraid. What can mere men do to me?
   12 I am obligated to fulfill the vows I made to you, O God; I will give you the thank-offerings you deserve,
   13 when you deliver my life from death. You keep my feet from stumbling, so that I might serve God as I enjoy life.
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