Psalms 56

ISV(i) 1 To the Director: A special Davidic psalm to the tune of "A Silent Dove Far Away," when the Philistines seized him in Gath.. Have mercy on me, God, because men have harassed me. Those who oppress me have fought against me all day long. 2 Those who watch me all day have harassed me, for there are many who fight against me out of conceit. 3 On days when I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man can do to me. 5 All day long people distort what I say; all their schemes against me are for evil purposes. 6 They gather together and hide in ambush. They watch my every step as they lie in wait for my life. 7 Cast them away because of their wickedness. In wrath, God, cast down these people! 8 You have kept count of my wanderings. Put my tears in your bottle {— } have not you recorded them in your book? 9 My enemies will retreat when I call on you. This has been my experience, because God is with me. 10 In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise, 11 in God I will put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man can do to me. 12 God, I have taken vows before you; therefore I will offer thanksgiving sacrifices to you. 13 For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, so that I may walk before God in the light of the living!