Psalm 56:4
New International Version
In God, whose word I praise-- in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

New Living Translation
I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?

English Standard Version
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

Berean Study Bible
In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

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.

Christian Standard Bible
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Contemporary English Version
I praise your promises! I trust you and am not afraid. No one can harm me.

Good News Translation
I trust in God and am not afraid; I praise him for what he has promised. What can a mere human being do to me?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

International Standard Version
In God, whose word I praise, in God I put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man can do to me.

NET Bible
In God--I boast in his promise--in God I trust, I am not afraid. What can mere men do to me?

New Heart 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?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In God I shall triumph; in God I have hoped; I will not be afraid what a man does to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I praise the word of God. I trust God. I am not afraid. What can mere flesh [and blood] do to me?

JPS Tanakh 1917
In God--I will praise His word-- In God do I trust, I will not be afraid; What can flesh do unto me?

New American Standard 1977
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?

Jubilee Bible 2000
In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

King James 2000 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.

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

American Standard Version
In God (I will praise his word), In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can flesh do unto me?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
In God I will praise my words; all the day have I hoped in God; I will not fear what flesh shall do to me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In God I will praise my words, in God I have put my trust: I will not fear what flesh can do against 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?

English Revised Version
In God I will praise his word: in God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; what can flesh do unto me?

Webster's Bible Translation
In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do to 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.
Study Bible
Be Merciful to Me, O God
3When I am afraid, I will trust in You. 4In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? 5All day long they twist my words; all their thoughts are on my demise.…
Cross References
Hebrews 13:6
So we say with confidence: "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can 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 trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

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

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

Psalm 112:7
He will not fear bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

Psalm 118:6
The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

Treasury of Scripture

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

In God I will

Psalm 56:10,11
In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word…

Psalm 12:6
The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Psalm 19:7,8
The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple…

John 10:35
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

in God I have

Psalm 27:1
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalm 46:1,2
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…

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







Lexicon
In God,
בֵּאלֹהִים֮ (bê·lō·hîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

whose word
דְּבָ֫ר֥וֹ (də·ḇā·rōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

I praise,
אֲהַלֵּ֪ל (’ă·hal·lêl)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1984: To shine

in God
בֵּאלֹהִ֣ים (bê·lō·hîm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

I trust;
בָּ֭טַחְתִּי (bā·ṭaḥ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure

I will not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

be afraid.
אִירָ֑א (’î·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

What
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

can man
בָשָׂ֣ר (ḇā·śār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

do
יַּעֲשֶׂ֖ה (ya·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

to me?
לִֽי׃ (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew
(4) In God.--This verse, which forms the refrain (Psalm 56:11-12 are wrongly separated), is as it stands hardly intelligible, and the text is rendered suspicious by the fact that the LXX. read "my words," instead of "his word," and by the omission of the suffix altogether in Psalm 56:11, where the first clause of the refrain is doubled. The obvious treatment of the verse is to take the construction as in Psalm 44:8, "I praise God with my word," i.e., in spite of all my enemies I find words to praise God.

I will not.--Rather, I fear not What can flesh do?

Verse 4. ? In God I will praise his word; rather, through God; i.e. "with God's help, by his grace," I am ready to praise whatever sentence he pronounces, whatever flat goes forth from him. In God I have put my trust (so again, ver. 11). This is at once the refrain and the keynote of the psalm. In all dangers, in all troubles, whatever happens, whatever seems to be impending, the psalmist will never relinquish his trust in the Almighty. I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. This is the true martyr spirit. Compare our Lord's words, "Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both body and soul in hell" (Matthew 10:28). 56:1-7 Be merciful unto me, O God. This petition includes all the good for which we come to throne of grace. If we obtain mercy there, we need no more to make us happy. It implies likewise our best plea, not our merit, but God's mercy, his free, rich mercy. We may flee to, and trust the mercy of God, when surrounded on all sides by difficulties and dangers. His enemies were too hard for him, if God did not help him. He resolves to make God's promises the matter of his praises, and so we have reason to make them. As we must not trust an arm of flesh when engaged for us, so we must not be afraid of an arm of flesh when stretched out against us. The sin of sinners will never be their security. Who knows the power of God's anger; how high it can reach, how forcibly it can strike?
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