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Psalm 56 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Pleading for Help and Grateful Trust in God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:1 - For the music director; according to [fn]Jonath elem rehokim. A [fn]Mikhtam of David, [fn]when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
Be gracious to me, God, for a man has [fn]trampled upon me;
[fn]Fighting all day long he oppresses me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:2 - My enemies have trampled upon me all day long,
For [fn]they are many who fight proudly against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:3 - [fn]When I am afraid,
[fn]I will put my trust in You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:4 - In God, whose word I praise,
In God I have put my trust;
I shall not be afraid.
What can mere [fn]mortals do to me?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:5 - All day long they distort my words;
All their [fn]thoughts are against me for evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:6 - They [fn]attack, they lurk,
They watch my [fn]steps,
As they have waited to take my [fn]life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:7 - Because of their wickedness, will there be an escape for them?
In anger make the peoples fall down, God!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:8 - You have taken account of my [fn]miseries;
Put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not in Your book?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:9 - Then my enemies will turn back on the day when I call;
This I know, [fn]that 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 have put my [fn]trust, I shall not be afraid.
What can mankind do to me?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:12 - Your vows are binding upon me, God;
I will render thanksgiving offerings to You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:13 - For You have saved my soul from death,
[fn]Indeed my feet from stumbling,
So that I may walk before God
In the light of the [fn]living.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or The silent dove of those who are far off; or The dove of the distant terebinths
Possibly Epigrammatic Poem; or Atonement Psalm
1 Sam 21:10, 11
Or snapped at
Or A fighting man
Or many are fighting
Lit The day
Or I am one who puts
Lit flesh
Or purposes
Or stir up strife
Lit heels
Lit soul
Or wanderings
Or because
Or trust without fear
Or Have You not delivered
Or life

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