Psalm 56 Trust God in Times of Persecution

Psalm 56 Trust God in Times of Persecution

Psalm 56

Trust God in Times of Persecution

1 Be gracious to me, O God,

for men trample upon me;

   all day long foemen oppress me;

2 my enemies trample upon me all day long,

   for many fight against me proudly.

3 When I am afraid,

   I put my trust in Thee.

4 In God, whose word I praise,

   in God I trust without a fear.

   What can flesh do to me?

Psalm 56 Trust God in Times of Persecution

5 All day long they seek to injure my cause;

   all their thoughts are against me for evil.

6 They band themselves together, they lurk,

   they watch my steps.

As they have waited for my life,

7     so recompense them for their crime;

   in wrath cast down the peoples, O God!

8 Thou hast kept count of my tossings;

   put Thou my tears in Thy bottle!

   Are they not in Thy book?

9 Then my enemies will be turned back

   in the day when I call.

   This I know, that God is for me.

10 In God, whose word I praise,

   in the Lord, whose word I praise,

11 in God I trust without a fear.

   What can man do to me?

12 My vows to Thee I must perform, O God;

   I will render thank offerings to Thee.

13 For Thou hast delivered my soul from death,

   yea, my feet from falling,

that I may walk before God

   in the light of life.

– Psalm 56

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