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Psalm 56 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Supplication for Deliverance and Grateful Trust in God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:1 - For the choir director; according to [fn]Jonath elem rehokim. A [fn]Mikhtam of David, [fn]when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
Be gracious to me, O God, for man has [fn]trampled upon me;
[fn]Fighting all day long he oppresses me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:2 - My foes have [fn]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]man do to me?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:5 - All day long they [fn]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 wickedness, [fn]cast them forth,
In anger put down the peoples, O God!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:8 - You have taken account of my wanderings;
Put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not in Your book?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:9 - Then my enemies will turn back in 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 man do to me?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:12 - Your vows are binding upon me, O God;
I will render thank offerings to You.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 56:13 - For You have delivered my soul from death,
[fn]Indeed my feet from stumbling,
So that I may walk before God
In the light of the [fn]living.
NASB95 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, snapped at
Or, many are fighting
Literally: In the day
Or, I am one who puts
Literally: flesh
Or, trouble my affairs
Or, purposes
Or, stir up strife
Literally: heels
Literally: soul
Or, will they have escape?
Or, because
Or, trust without fear
Or, have You not delivered
Or, life

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