David, praying to God in confidence of his Word, complaineth of his enemies.
Psalms 56:1 To the Overseer.'On the Dumb Dove far off.'A secret treasure of David, in the Philistines' taking hold of him in Gath. Favour me, O God, for man swallowed me up, All the day fighting he oppresseth me, Psalms 56:2 Mine enemies have swallowed up all the day, For many [are] fighting against me, O most High, Psalms 56:3 The day I am afraid I am confident toward Thee. Psalms 56:4 In God I praise His word, in God I have trusted, I fear not what flesh doth to me. Psalms 56:5 All the day they wrest my words, Concerning me all their thoughts [are] for evil, Psalms 56:6 They assemble, they hide, they watch my heels, When they have expected my soul. Psalms 56:7 By iniquity they escape, In anger the peoples put down, O God. Psalms 56:8 My wandering Thou hast counted, Thouplace Thou my tear in Thy bottle, Are they not in Thy book?
He professeth his confidence in God's Word, and promiseth to praise him.
Psalms 56:9 Then turn back do mine enemies in the day I call. This I have known, that God [is] for me. Psalms 56:10 In God I praise the word, In Jehovah I praise the word. Psalms 56:11 In God I trusted, I fear not what man doth to me, Psalms 56:12 On me, O God, [are] Thy vows, I repay thank-offerings to Thee. Psalms 56:13 For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, Dost Thou not my feet from falling? To walk habitually before God in the light of the living!