Psalms - Chapter 56 | New King James Version

  • 1. To the Chief Musician. Set to 'The Silent Dove in Distant Lands.' {cf2super [50]} A Michtam of David when the Philistines captured him in Gath. Be merciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up; Fighting all day he oppresses me.
  • 2. My enemies would hound me all day, For there are many who fight against me, O Most High.
  • 3. Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
  • 4. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?
  • 5. All day they twist my words; All their thoughts are against me for evil.
  • 6. They gather together, They hide, they mark my steps, When they lie in wait for my life.
  • 7. Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God!
  • 8. You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book?
  • 9. When I cry out to You, Then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me.
  • 10. In God (I will praise His word), In the Lord (I will praise His word),
  • 11. In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
  • 12. Vows made to You are binding upon me, O God; I will render praises to You,
  • 13. For You have delivered my soul from death. Have You not kept my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living?