Chapter 56

1 <To the chief music-maker; put to Jonath elem rehokim. Of David. Michtam. When the Philistines took him in Gath.> Have mercy on me, O God, for man is attempting my destruction; every day he makes cruel attacks against me. 2 My haters are ever ready to put an end to me; great numbers are lifting themselves up against me. 3 In the time of my fear, I will have faith in you. 4 In God will I give praise to his word; in God have I put my hope; I will have no fear of what flesh may do to me. 5 Every day they make wrong use of my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil. 6 They come together, they are waiting in secret places, they take note of my steps, they are waiting for my soul. 7 By evil-doing they will not get free from punishment. In wrath, O God, let the peoples be made low. 8 You have seen my wanderings; put the drops from my eyes into your bottle; are they not in your record? 9 When I send up my cry to you, my haters will be turned back; I am certain of this, for God is with me. 10 In God will I give praise to his word; in the Lord will I give praise to his word. 11 In God have I put my hope, I will have no fear of what man may do to me. 12 I keep the memory of my debt to you, O God; I will give you the offerings of praise. 13 Because you have taken my soul from the power of death; and kept my feet from falling, so that I may be walking before God in the light of life.

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