Sunday, May 13, 2007
Psalms Chapters 56 & 57
Psalms Chapter 56
1: Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
2: Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.
3: What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
4: In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5: Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6: They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
7: Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.
8: Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
9: When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me.
10: In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.
11: In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
12: Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
13: For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
Psalms Chapter 57
1: Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
2: I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.
3: He shall send from heaven, and save from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
4: My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
5: Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.
6: They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
7: My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
8: Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
9: I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
10: For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
11: Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.