Psalm 56:4
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New American Standard Bible
In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?

King James Bible
In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

Darby Bible Translation
In God will I praise his word, in God I put my confidence: I will not fear; what can flesh do unto me?

World English Bible
In God, I praise his word. In God, I put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

Young's Literal Translation
In God I praise His word, in God I have trusted, I fear not what flesh doth to me.

Psalm 56:4 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

In God I will praise his word - The meaning of this seems to be, "In reference to God - or, in my trust on God - I will especially have respect to his "word" - his gracious promise; I will make that the special object of my praise. In dwelling in my own mind on the divine perfections; in finding there materials for praise, I will have special respect to his revealed truth - to what he has "spoken" as an encouragement to me. I will be thankful that he "has" spoken, and that he has given me assurances on which I may rely in the times of danger." The idea is, that he would "always" find in God that which was the ground or foundation for praise; and that that which called for special praise in meditating on the divine character, was the word or promise which God had made to his people.

I will not fear what flesh can do unto me - What man can do to me. Compare the notes at Matthew 10:28 (notes); Romans 8:31-34 (notes); Hebrews 13:6 (notes).

Psalm 56:4 Parallel Commentaries

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Fear and Faith
What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee. 4. ... In God I have put my trust: I will not fear.'--PSALM lvi. 3, 4. It is not given to many men to add new words to the vocabulary of religious emotion. But so far as an examination of the Old Testament avails, I find that David was the first that ever employed the word that is here translated, I will trust, with a religious meaning. It is found occasionally in earlier books of the Bible in different connections, never in regard to man's relations
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Caesar's Household
The gospel has ever achieved its greatest success among the humbler classes. "Not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called." 1 Corinthians 1:26. It could not be expected that Paul, a poor and friendless prisoner, would be able to gain the attention of the wealthy and titled classes of Roman citizens. To them vice presented all its glittering allurements and held them willing captives. But from among the toilworn, want-stricken victims of their oppression, even from
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

Cross References
Hebrews 13:6
so that we confidently say, "THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID. WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?"

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

Psalm 56:11
In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?

Psalm 86:2
Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You.

Psalm 91:2
I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!"

Psalm 112:7
He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

Psalm 118:6
The LORD is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?

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