|Ps 56:1 Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled on me;
All day long the adversary oppresses and torments me.
|Ps 56:2 My enemies have trampled upon me all day long,
For they are many who fight proudly against me.
|Ps 56:3 When I am afraid,
I will put my trust and faith in You.
|Ps 56:4 In God, whose word I praise;
In God I have put my trust;
I shall not fear.
What can mere man do to me?
|Ps 56:5 All day long they twist my words and say hurtful things;
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
|Ps 56:6 They attack, they hide and lurk,
They watch my steps,
As they have [expectantly] waited to take my life.
|Ps 56:7 Cast them out because of their wickedness.
In anger bring down the peoples, O God!
|Ps 56:8 ¶ You have taken account of my wanderings;
Put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not recorded in Your book?
|Ps 56:9 Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call;
This I know, that God is for me. [Rom 8:31]
|Ps 56:10 In God, whose word I praise,
In the LORD, whose word I praise,
|Ps 56:11 In God have I put my trust and confident reliance; I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
|Ps 56:12 Your vows are binding upon me, O God;
I will give thank offerings to You.
|Ps 56:13 For You have rescued my soul from death,
Yes, and my feet from stumbling,
So that I may walk before God
In the light of life.