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Psalm 56 NET

56:1 For the music director, according to the yonath-elem-rekhoqim 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.

2 Those who anticipate my defeat attack me all day long.

Indeed, many are fighting against me, O Exalted One.

3 When I am afraid,

I trust in you.

4 In God—I boast in his promise—

in God I trust; I am not afraid.

What can mere men do to me?

5 All day long they cause me trouble;

they make a habit of plotting my demise.

6 They stalk and lurk;

they watch my every step,

as they prepare to take my life.

7 Because they are bent on violence, do not let them escape.

In your anger bring down the nations, O God.

8 You keep track of my misery.

Put my tears in your leather container.

Are they not recorded in your scroll?

9 My enemies will turn back when I cry out to you for help;

I know that God is on my side.

10 In God—I boast in his promise—

in the Lord—I boast in his promise—

11 in God I trust; I am not afraid.

What can mere men do to me?

12 I am obligated to fulfill the vows I made to you, O God;

I will give you the thank offerings you deserve,

13 when you deliver my life from death.

You keep my feet from stumbling,

so that I might serve God as I enjoy life.

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