Psalm 56

English Standard Version

1 To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam[1] of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me; (1Sa 21:10; 1Sa 22:1; Ps 4:1; Ps 16:1; Ps 57:1; Ps 57:3)2 my enemies trample on me all day long, for many attack me proudly.3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. (Ps 11:1)4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? (Ps 27:1; Ps 118:6; Isa 51:12; Heb 13:6)5 All day long they injure my cause;[2] all their thoughts are against me for evil.6 They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps, as they have waited for my life. (Ps 10:8; Ps 59:3; Ps 71:10; Ps 140:2; Isa 54:15)7 For their crime will they escape? In wrath cast down the peoples, O God! (Ps 7:6; Ps 55:23; Ps 59:5)8 You have kept count of my tossings;[3] put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? (2Ki 20:5; Ps 39:12; Mal 3:16)9 Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I know, that[4] God is for me. (Ps 102:2; Ps 118:6; Ro 8:31)10 In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise,11 in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? (Ps 56:4)12 I must perform my vows to you, O God; I will render thank offerings to you. (Ps 50:14)13 For you have delivered my soul from death, yes, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life. (Ps 49:15; Ps 49:19; Ps 116:8; Ps 116:9)