The Book of Psalms

Chapter 56

American Standard Version

Ps 56:1Be merciful unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up: All the day long he fighting oppresseth me.
Ps 56:2Mine enemies would swallow me up all the day long; For they are many that fight proudly against me.
Ps 56:3What time I am afraid, I will put my trust in thee.
Ps 56:4In God (I will praise his word), In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can flesh do unto me?
Ps 56:5All the day long they wrest my words: All their thoughts are against me for evil.
Ps 56:6They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, They mark my steps, Even as they have waited for my soul.
Ps 56:7Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God.
Ps 56:8Thou numberest my wanderings: Put thou my tears into thy bottle; Are they not in thy book?
Ps 56:9Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call: This I know, that God is for me.
Ps 56:10In God (I will praise his word), In Jehovah (I will praise his word),
Ps 56:11In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can man do unto me?
Ps 56:12Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render thank-offerings unto thee.
Ps 56:13For thou hast delivered my soul from death: Hast thou not delivered my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living? For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tash-heth. A Psalm of David. Michtam; when he fled from Saul, in the cave.