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Psalm 56


In God I Trust



 TO THE CHOIRMASTER: ACCORDING TO THE DOVE ON FAR-OFF TEREBINTHS. A MIKTAM OF DAVID, WHEN THE PHILISTINES SEIZED HIM IN GATH. 


      1 Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; 

      all day long an attacker oppresses me; 

      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. 

      4 In God, whose word I praise, 

      in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. 

      What can flesh do to me? 


      5 All day long they injure my cause; 

      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. 

      7 For their crime will they escape? 

      In wrath cast down the peoples, O God! 


      8 You have kept count of my tossings; 

      put my tears in your bottle. 

      Are they not in your book? 

      9 Then my enemies will turn back 

      in the day when I call. 

      This I know, that God is for me. 

      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? 


      12 I must perform my vows to you, O God; 

      I will render thank offerings to you. 

      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.