56:1 For the Leader; upon Jonath-elem-rehokim. A Psalm of David; Michtam; when the Philistines took him in Gath.

56:2 Be gracious unto me, O God, for man would swallow me up; all the day he fighting oppresseth me.

56:3 They that lie in wait for me would swallow me up all the day; for they are many that fight against me, O Most High,

56:4 In the day that I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee.

56:5 In God--I will praise His word--in God do I trust, I will not be afraid; what can flesh do unto me?

56:6 All the day they trouble mine affairs; all their thoughts are against me for evil.

56:7 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps; according as they have waited for my soul.

56:8 Because of iniquity cast them out; in anger bring down the peoples, O God.

56:9 Thou has counted my wanderings; put Thou my tears into Thy bottle; are they not in Thy book?

56:10 Then shall mine enemies turn back in the day that I call; this I know, that God is for me.

56:11 In God--I will praise His word--in the Lord--I will praise His word--

56:12 In God do I trust, I will not be afraid; what can man do unto me?

56:13 Thy vows are upon me, O God; I will render thank-offerings unto Thee.

56:14 For thou hast delivered my soul from death; hast Thou not delivered my feet from stumbling? that I may walk before God in the light of the living?



Hebrew Transliteration

56:1 lamnatsêach `al-yonath 'êlem rechoqiym ledhâvidh mikhtâmbe'echoz 'otho phelishtiym beghath

56:2 chânnêniy 'elohiym kiy-she'âphaniy'enosh kol-hayyom lochêm yilchâtsêniy

56:3 shâ'aphu shoreray kol-hayyomkiy-rabbiym lochamiym liy mârom

56:4 yom 'iyrâ' 'aniy 'êleykha'ebhthâch

56:5 bê'lohiym 'ahallêl debhâro bê'lohiym bâthachtiy lo' 'iyrâ'mah-ya`aseh bhâsâr liy

56:6 kol-hayyom debhâray ye`atsêbhu `âlay kol-machshebhothâm lârâ`

56:7 yâghuru yatspiynu [yitsponu] hêmmâh `aqêbhayyishmoru ka'asher qivvu naphshiy

56:8 `al-'âven palleth-lâmo be'aph`ammiym horêdh 'elohiym

56:9 nodhiy sâphartâh 'âttâh siymâh dhim`âthiybheno'dhekha halo' besiphrâthekha

56:10 'âz yâshubhu 'oyebhay 'âchor beyom'eqrâ' zeh-yâdha`tiy kiy-'elohiym liy

56:11 bê'lohiym 'ahallêl dâbhârbayhvh 'ahallêl dâbhâr

56:12 bê'lohiym bâthachtiy lo' 'iyrâ' mah-ya`aseh'âdhâm liy

56:13 `âlay 'elohiym nedhâreykha 'ashallêm todhoth lâkh

56:14 kiy.hitsaltâ naphshiy mimmâveth halo' raghlay middechiy lehithhallêkh liphnêy'elohiym be'or hachayyiym


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

The text is in the public domain.

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