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Psalm 56

2 Have mercy on me, O God,

 for people assail me;

 they fight me all day long and oppress me.

 3 My foes assail me all day long:

 many fight proudly against me.

4 On the day when I shall fear,

 I will trust in you,

 5 in God, whose word I praise.

 In God I trust; I shall not fear.

 What can mere flesh do to me?

6 All day long they distort my words;

 their every thought against me is evil.

 7 They band together in ambush;

 they watch my very footsteps,

 as they wait to take my life.

8 Repay them, O God, for their crimes;

 in your anger, bring down the peoples.

 9 You have kept an account of my wanderings;

 you have placed my tears in your flask;

 are they not recorded in your book?

 10 Then my foes will turn back

 on the day when I call to you.

This I know, that God is on my side.

 11 In God, whose word I praise,

 in the LORD whose word I praise,

 12 in God I trust; I shall not fear.

 What can man do to me?

13 I am bound by the vows I have made you.

 O God, I will offer you praise,

 14 for you have rescued my soul from death;

 you kept my feet from stumbling,

 that I may walk in the presence of God,

 in the light of the living.

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