Psalms Chapter 56
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Dauid praying to God in confidence of his word, complaineth of his enemies. 9 Hee professeth his confidence in Gods word, and promiseth to praise him.
[To the chiefe musician vpon Ionath Elem Rechokim, Michtam of Dauid, when the Philistines tooke him in Gath.] Be mercifull vnto mee, O God, for man would swallow me vp: he fighting daily, oppresseth me.
Mine enemies would dayly swallow me vp: for they bee many that fight against me, O thou most high.2
What time I am afraide, I will trust in thee.
In God I will praise his worde, In God I haue put my trust, I will not feare what flesh can doe vnto me.
Euery day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against mee for euill.
They gather themselues together; they hide themselues, they marke my steps when they wait for my soule.
Shall they escape by iniquitie? in thine anger cast downe the people, O God.
Thou tellest my wanderings, put thou my teares into thy bottle: are they not in thy booke?
When I crie vnto thee, then shall mine enemies turne backe: this I know, for God is for me.
In God will I praise his word: in the Lord will I praise his word.
In God haue I put my trust: I will not bee afraid what man can doe vnto me.
Thy vowes are vpon me, O God: I will render praises vnto thee.
God saueth his.
For thou hast deliuered my soule from death: wilt not thou deliuer my feet from falling? that I may walke before God in the light of the liuing.
Psalms Chapter 56 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Hebr. mine obseruers.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania