Through My Bible Yr 1 – September 12

Psalm 56-57 (NIV84)


Through My Bible – September 12

Bible reading based on Psalm 56-57 (NIV84)

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Psalm 56

For the director of music. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” Of David. A miktam . When the Philistines had seized him in Gath. [a]

 1 Be merciful to me, O God, for men hotly pursue me;
       all day long they press their attack.

 2 My slanderers pursue me all day long;
       many are attacking me in their pride.

 3 When I am afraid,
       I will trust in you.

 4 In God, whose word I praise,
       in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
       What can mortal man do to me?

 5 All day long they twist my words;
       they are always plotting to harm me.

 6 They conspire, they lurk,
       they watch my steps,
       eager to take my life.

 7 On no account let them escape;
       in your anger, O God, bring down the nations.

 8 Record my lament;
       list my tears on your scroll [b]
       are they not in your record?

 9 Then my enemies will turn back
       when I call for help.
       By this I will know that God is for me.

 10 In God, whose word I praise,
       in the LORD, whose word I praise-

 11 in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
       What can man do to me?

 12 I am under vows to you, O God;
       I will present my thank offerings to you.

 13 For you have delivered me [c] from death
       and my feet from stumbling,
       that I may walk before God
       in the light of life. [d]

Psalm 57

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam . When he had fled from Saul into the cave. [e]

 1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me,
       for in you my soul takes refuge.
       I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
       until the disaster has passed.

 2 I cry out to God Most High,
       to God, who fulfills {his purpose} for me.

 3 He sends from heaven and saves me,
       rebuking those who hotly pursue me;
       Selah
       God sends his love and his faithfulness.

 4 I am in the midst of lions;
       I lie among ravenous beasts—
       men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
       whose tongues are sharp swords.

 5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
       let your glory be over all the earth.

 6 They spread a net for my feet—
       I was bowed down in distress.
       They dug a pit in my path—
       but they have fallen into it themselves.
       Selah

 7 My heart is steadfast, O God,
       my heart is steadfast;
       I will sing and make music.

 8 Awake, my soul!
       Awake, harp and lyre!
       I will awaken the dawn.

 9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations;
       I will sing of you among the peoples.

 10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
       your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

 11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
       let your glory be over all the earth.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 56:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  2. Psalm 56:8 Or / put my tears in your wineskin
  3. Psalm 56:13 Or my soul
  4. Psalm 56:13 Or the land of the living
  5. Psalm 57:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright©1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.