Psalm 56:1
Be merciful to me, O God, for men are hounding me; all day long they press their attack.
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Psalm 16:1
Preserve me, O God, for in You I take refuge.

Psalm 57:1
Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy, for in You my soul takes refuge. In the shadow of Your wings I will take shelter until the danger has passed.

Psalm 58:1
Do you indeed speak justly, O rulers? Do you judge uprightly, O sons of men?

Psalm 59:1
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise against me.

Psalm 60:1
You have rejected us, O God; You have broken us; You have been angry; restore us!


1 Samuel 21:11-15
But the servants of Achish said to him, "Is this not David, the king of the land? Did they not sing about him in their dances, saying: 'Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands'?" . . .

1 Samuel 29:4
But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with Achish and told him, "Send that man back and let him return to the place you assigned him. He must not go down with us into battle only to become our adversary during the war. What better way for him to regain the favor of his master than with the heads of our men?


Psalm 31:9
Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes fail from sorrow, my soul and body as well.

Psalm 57:1-3
Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy, for in You my soul takes refuge. In the shadow of Your wings I will take shelter until the danger has passed. . . .

Psalm 59:10
My God of loving devotion will come to meet me; God will let me stare down my foes.

Psalm 69:13-16
But my prayer to You, O LORD, is for a time of favor. In Your abundant loving devotion, O God, answer me with Your sure salvation. . . .

Psalm 136:10, 15, 17-20
He struck down the firstborn of Egypt His loving devotion endures forever. . . .

Psalm 143:12
And in Your loving devotion, cut off my enemies. Wipe out all who afflict me, for I am Your servant.


Psalm 21:9
You will place them in a fiery furnace at the time of your appearing. In His wrath the LORD will engulf them, and the fire will consume them.

Psalm 27:2
When the wicked came upon me to devour my flesh, my enemies and foes stumbled and fell.

Psalm 35:25
Let them not say in their hearts, "Aha, just what we wanted!" Let them not say, "We have swallowed him up!"

Psalm 57:3
He reaches down from heaven and saves me; He rebukes those who trample me. Selah God sends forth His loving devotion and His truth.

Psalm 106:17
The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan; it covered the assembly of Abiram.

Psalm 124:3
when their anger flared against us, then they would have swallowed us alive,

Proverbs 1:12
let us swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole like those descending into the Pit.

Lamentations 2:2, 5, 16
Without pity the Lord has swallowed up all the dwellings of Jacob. In His wrath He has demolished the fortified cities of the Daughter of Judah. He brought to the ground and defiled her kingdom and its princes. . . .

Hosea 8:8
Israel is swallowed up! Now they are among the nations like a worthless vessel.

1 Corinthians 15:54
When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come to pass: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For the choir director; according to Jonath elem rehokim. A Mikhtam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled upon me; Fighting all day long he oppresses me.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath. Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: according to "A Silent Dove Far Away." A Davidic Miktam. When the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, God, for man tramples me; he fights and oppresses me all day long.

International Standard Version
Have mercy on me, God, because men have harassed me. Those who oppress me have fought against me all day long.

NET Bible
For the music director; according to the yonath-elem-rechovim style; a prayer of David, written when the Philistines captured him in Gath. Have mercy on me, O God, for men are attacking me! All day long hostile enemies are tormenting me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Show mercy upon me, God, because man has trodden upon me, and all day the warrior has persecuted me, because a multitude of warriors are risen up against me.
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