Psalm 56 Thursday Midday 2
Have pity on me, God! * How men hound me!
All day long * they harass me with their jaws.
My defamers hound me all day; * how many are battling against me!
Your Highness, when I have fears, * I put my trust in you.
Of God do I boast, O slanderer. * In God I trust;
I do not fear. * What can flesh do to me?
All day my slanderers vex me; * against me are all their plans.
Evilly they conspire and conceal themselves; * see how my maligners watch, * lurking like a foot-trap for my life.
From their malice deliver us; * in your anger subject the peoples, God!
Write down my lament yourself; * list my tears on your parchment, * my hardships on your scroll.
If my enemies draw back, * recoiling when I cry out,
then I will know * that God is for me.
Of God do I boast, O slanderer; * of Yahweh do I boast, O slanderer!
In God I trust; * I do not fear. * What can man do to me?
Indeed, God Most High, * I will pay my vows * with praises to you.
Would that you rescue me from Death, * keeping my feet far from Banishment,
that I might walk before God * in the Field of life.