Tehilim Chapter 56

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1. To the chief Musician, according to Jonat-helem-rechokim, A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
2. Be gracious to me, O God, for men long to swallow me up; all day long the warrior oppresses me.
3. My enemies daily long to swallow me up; for they are many who fight against me, O you most High.
4. When I am afraid, I will trust in you,
5. In God, whose word I praise, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?
6. Every day they wrest my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.
7. They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, as they wait for my soul.
8. Shall they escape by iniquity? In your anger cast down the peoples, O God.
9. You have kept count of my wanderings; put my tears into your bottle. Are they not in your book?
10. When I cry to you, then shall my enemies turn back; this I know, because God is for me.
11. In God, whose word I praise; in the Lord, whose word I praise,
12. In God have I put my trust; I will not be afraid. What man can do to me?
13. Your vows are upon me, O God; I will render thank offerings to you.
14. For you have saved my soul from death, indeed my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living.