56:1 Be merciful to me, God, for man wants to swallow me up. All day long, he attacks and oppresses me.
56:2 My enemies want to swallow me up all day long, for they are many who fight proudly against me.
56:3 When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.
56:4 In God, I praise his word. In God, I put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
56:5 All day long they twist my words. All their thoughts are against me for evil.
56:6 They conspire and lurk, watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.
56:7 Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, God.
56:8 You number my wanderings. You put my tears into your bottle. Aren’t they in your book?
56:9 Then my enemies shall turn back in the day that I call. I know this, that God is for me.
56:10 In God, I will praise his word. In Yahweh, I will praise his word.
56:11 I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
56:12 Your vows are on me, God. I will give thank offerings to you.
56:13 For you have delivered my soul from death, and prevented my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living. Psalm 57 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A poem by David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.
57:1 Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you. Yes, in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge, until disaster has passed.
57:2 I cry out to God Most High, to God who accomplishes my requests for me.
57:3 He will send from heaven, and save me, he rebukes the one who is pursuing me. Selah. God will send out his loving kindness and his truth.
57:4 My soul is among lions. I lie among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
57:5 Be exalted, God, above the heavens! Let your glory be above all the earth!
57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps. My soul is bowed down. They dig a pit before me. They fall into its midst themselves. Selah.
57:7 My heart is steadfast, God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises.
57:8 Wake up, my glory! Wake up, psaltery and harp! I will wake up the dawn.
57:9 I will give thanks to you, Lord, among the peoples. I will sing praises to you among the nations.
57:10 For your great loving kindness reaches to the heavens, and your truth to the skies.
57:11 Be exalted, God, above the heavens. Let your glory be over all the earth. Psalm 58 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A poem by David.

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