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Psalm 56

3 But when I am afraid,
  I will put my trust in you.
4 I praise God for what he has promised.
  I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?
  What can mere mortals do to me?

5 They are always twisting what I say;
  they spend their days plotting to harm me.
6 They come together to spy on me—
  watching my every step, eager to kill me.
7 Don't let them get away with their wickedness;
  in your anger, O God, bring them down.

8 You keep track of all my sorrows.*
  You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
  You have recorded each one in your book.

9 My enemies will retreat when I call to you for help.
  This I know: God is on my side!
10 I praise God for what he has promised;
  Yes, I praise the LORD for what he has promised.
11 I trust in God, so why should I be afraid?
  What can mere mortals do to me?

12 I will fulfill my vows to you, O God,
  and will offer a sacrifice of thanks for your help.
13 For you have rescued me from death;
  you have kept my feet from slipping.
So now I can walk in your presence, O God,
  in your life-giving light.

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56:8 Or my wanderings.

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