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Psalm 56 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A Call for God’s Protection

For the choir director: according to “A Silent Dove Far Away.” A Miktam of David. When the Philistines seized him in Gath.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:1 -

Be gracious to me, God, for a man is trampling me;

he fights and oppresses me all day long.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:2 -

My adversaries trample me all day,

for many arrogantly fight against me.[fn]

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When I am afraid,

I will trust in you.

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In God, whose word I praise,

in God I trust; I will not be afraid.

What can mere mortals do to me?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:5 -

They twist my words all day long;

all their thoughts against me are evil.

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They stir up strife,[fn] they lurk;

they watch my steps

while they wait to take my life.

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Will they escape in spite of such sin?

God, bring down the nations in wrath.

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You yourself have recorded my wanderings.[fn]

Put my tears in your bottle.

Are they not in your book?

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Then my enemies will retreat on the day when I call.

This I know: God is for me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:10 -

In God, whose word I praise,

in the LORD, whose word I praise,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:11 -

in God I trust; I will not be afraid.

What can mere humans do to me?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:12 -

I am obligated by vows[fn] to you, God;

I will make my thank offerings to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:13 -

For you rescued me from death,

even my feet from stumbling,

to walk before God in the light of life.

CSB Footnotes
Or many fight against me, O exalted one, or many fight against me from the heights
Or They attack
Or misery
Lit On me the vows

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