Psalms Chapter 56 – David complaineth of his enemies — His confidence in God’s word. (To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.)

1 Be merciful unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.


2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up; for they be many that fight against me, O thou Most High.


3 What! am I afraid? I will trust in thee.


4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.


5 Every day they wrest my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.


6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.


7 Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.


8 Thou tellest my wanderings; put thou my tears into thy bottle; are they not in thy book?


9 When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back; this I know; for God is for me.


10 In God will I praise his word; in the Lord will I praise his word.


11 In God have I put my trust; I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.


12 Thy vows are upon me, O God; I will render praises unto thee.


13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death; wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?