Psalms 56 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 56


Psalms 56:1

Be merciful unto me, O God; For man would swallow me up: All the day long he fighting oppresseth me.

Psalms 56:2

Mine enemies would swallow me up all the day long; For they are many that fight proudly against me.

Psalms 56:3

What time I am afraid, I will put my trust in thee.

Psalms 56:4

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?

Psalms 56:5

All the day long they wrest my words: All their thoughts are against me for evil.

Psalms 56:6

They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, They mark my steps, Even as they have waited for my soul.

Psalms 56:7

Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God.

Psalms 56:8

Thou numberest my wanderings: Put thou my tears into thy bottle; Are they not in thy book?

Psalms 56:9

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

Psalms 56:10

In God (I will praise [his] word), In Jehovah (I will praise [his] word),

Psalms 56:11

In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can man do unto me?

Psalms 56:12

Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render thank-offerings unto thee.

Psalms 56:13

For thou hast delivered my soul from death: [Hast thou] not [delivered] my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living?

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