David, praying to God in confidence of his Word, complaineth of his enemies.
Psalms 56:1 Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary: for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar) when the Philistines held him in Geth. Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me. Psalms 56:2 My enemies have trodden on me all the day long; for they are many that make war against me. Psalms 56:3 From the height of the day I shall fear: but I will trust in thee. Psalms 56:4 In God I will praise my words, in God I have put my trust: I will not fear what flesh can do against me. Psalms 56:5 All the day long they detested my words: all their thoughts were against me unto evil. Psalms 56:6 They will dwell and hide themselves: they will watch my heel. As they have waited for my soul, Psalms 56:7 For nothing shalt thou save them: in thy anger thou shalt break the people in pieces. O God, Psalms 56:8 I have declared to thee my life: thou hast set me tears in thy sight, As also in thy promise.
He professeth his confidence in God's Word, and promiseth to praise him.
Psalms 56:9 Then shall my enemies be turned back. In what day soever I shall call upon thee, behold I know thou art my God. Psalms 56:10 In God will I praise the word, in the Lord will I praise his speech. Psalms 56:11 In God have I hoped, I will not fear what man can do to me. Psalms 56:12 In me, O God, are vows to thee, which I will pay, praises to thee: Psalms 56:13 Because thou hast delivered my soul from death, my feet from falling: that I may please in the sight of God, in the light of the living.