Psalm 56
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1O God, have mercy on me, for people are hounding me. My foes attack me all day long.1Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me;
2I am constantly hounded by those who slander me, and many are boldly attacking me.2my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly.
3But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.3When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
4I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?4In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
5They are always twisting what I say; they spend their days plotting to harm me.5All day long they injure my cause; all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6They come together to spy on me— watching my every step, eager to kill me.6They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps, as they have waited for my life.
7Don’t let them get away with their wickedness; in your anger, O God, bring them down.7For their crime will they escape? In wrath cast down the peoples, O God!
8You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.8You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?
9My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help. This I know: God is on my side!9Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me.
10I praise God for what he has promised; yes, I praise the LORD for what he has promised.10In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise,
11I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?11in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?
12I will fulfill my vows to you, O God, and will offer a sacrifice of thanks for your help.12I must perform my vows to you, O God; I will render thank offerings to you.
13For you have rescued me from death; you have kept my feet from slipping. So now I can walk in your presence, O God, in your life-giving light.13For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.
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