Psalm 56:9
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English Standard Version
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me.

King James Bible
When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

American Standard Version
Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call: This I know, that God is for me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then shall my enemies be turned back. In what day soever I shall call upon thee, behold I know thou art my God.

English Revised Version
Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call: this I know, that God is for me.

Webster's Bible Translation
When I cry to thee, then shall my enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

אלהים and אנושׁ, Psalm 56:2 (Psalm 9:20; Psalm 10:18), are antitheses: over against God, the majestic One, men are feeble beings. Their rebellion against the counsel of God is ineffective madness. If the poet has God's favour on his side, then he will face these pigmies that behave as though they were giants, who fight against him מרום, moving on high, i.e., proudly (cf. ממּרום, Psalm 73:8), in the invincible might of God. שׁאף, inhiare, as in Psalm 57:4; לחם, as in Psalm 35:1, with ל like אל, e.g., in Jeremiah 1:19. Thus, then, he does not fear; in the day when (Ges. ֗123, 3, b) he might well be afraid (conjunctive future, as e.g., in Joshua 9:27), he clings trustfully to (אל as in Psalm 4:6, and frequently, Proverbs 3:5) his God, so that fear cannot come near him. He has the word of His promise on his side (דּברו as e.g., Psalm 130:5); בּאלהים, through God will he praise this His word, inasmuch as it is gloriously verified in him. Hupfeld thus correctly interprets it; whereas others in part render it "in Elohim do I praise His word," in part (and the form of this favourite expression in Psalm 56:11 is opposed to it): "Elohim do I celebrate, His word." Hitzig, however, renders it: "Of God do I boast in matter," i.e., in the present affair; which is most chillingly prosaic in connection with an awkward brevity of language. The exposition is here confused by Psalm 10:3 and Psalm 44:9. הלּל does not by any means signify gloriari in this passage, but celebrare; and באלהים is not intended in any other sense than that in Psalm 60:14. בּטח בּ is equivalent to the New Testament phrase πιστεύειν ἐν. לא אירא is a circumstantial clause with a finite verb, as is customary in connection with לא, Psalm 35:8, Job 29:24, and עב, Proverbs 19:23.

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Psalm 118:11-13 They compassed me about; yes, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them...

Exodus 17:9-11 And Moses said to Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek...

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.


Psalm 18:38-42 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet...

Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

John 18:6 As soon then as he had said to them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.


Psalm 46:7,11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah...

Isaiah 8:9,10 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you of far countries: gird yourselves...

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Cross References
Romans 8:31
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Psalm 9:3
When my enemies turn back, they stumble and perish before your presence.

Psalm 41:11
By this I know that you delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.

Psalm 56:10
In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise,

Psalm 102:2
Do not hide your face from me in the day of my distress! Incline your ear to me; answer me speedily in the day when I call!

Psalm 118:6
The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

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