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Psalms Chapter 56 - New American Standard Bible

1. BE gracious to me, O God, for man has [2] trampled upon me; [1] Fighting all day long he oppresses me.

2. My foes have [4] trampled upon me all day long, For [3] they are many who fight proudly against me.

3. [6] When I am afraid, [5] I will put my trust in You.

4. In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere [7] man do to me?

5. All day long they [9] distort my words; All their [8] thoughts are against me for evil.

6. They [12] attack, they lurk, They watch my [11] steps, As they have waited to take my [10] life.

7. Because of wickedness, [13] cast them forth, In anger put down the peoples, O God!

8. You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?

9. Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, [14] that God is for me.

10. In God, whose word I praise, In the LORD, whose word I praise,

11. In God I have put my [15] trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?

12. Your vows are binding upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to You.

13. For You have delivered my soul from death, [17] Indeed my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the [16] living.

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Footnotes
  • 1: Lit flesh
  • 2: Or trouble my affairs
  • 3: Or purposes
  • 4: Or stir up strife
  • 5: Lit heels
  • 6: Lit soul
  • 7: Or will they have escape?
  • 8: Or because
  • 9: Or trust without fear
  • 10: Or have You not delivered
  • 11: Or life
  • 12: Or snaps at
  • 13: Or spread
  • 14: Lit peoples
  • 15: Or faithfulness
  • 16: Another reading is speak righteousness in silence
  • 17: Or mighty ones or judges

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