Chapter 56 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?
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 me 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.