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Psalm 56 New English Translation (NET Bible)

Psalm 56

For the music director; according to the yonath-elem-rechovim style; a prayer of David, written when the Philistines captured him in Gath.

Have mercy on me, O God, for men are attacking me!
All day long hostile enemies are tormenting me.
Those who anticipate my defeat attack me all day long.
Indeed, many are fighting against me, O Exalted One.
When I am afraid,
I trust in you.
In God—I boast in his promise—
in God I trust, I am not afraid.
What can mere men do to me?
All day long they cause me trouble;
they make a habit of plotting my demise.
They stalk and lurk;
they watch my every step,
as they prepare to take my life.
Because they are bent on violence, do not let them escape!
In your anger bring down the nations, O God!
You keep track of my misery.
Put my tears in your leather container!
Are they not recorded in your scroll?
My enemies will turn back when I cry out to you for help;
I know that God is on my side.
10 In God—I boast in his promise—
in the Lord—I boast in his promise—
11 in God I trust, I am not afraid.
What can mere men do to me?
12 I am obligated to fulfill the vows I made to you, O God;
I will give you the thank-offerings you deserve,
13 when you deliver my life from death.
You keep my feet from stumbling,
so that I might serve God as I enjoy life.

New English Translation (NET)

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