Psalm 56:1
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New International Version
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. Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.


New American Standard Bible
For the choir director; according to Jonath elem rehokim. A Mikhtam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled upon me; Fighting all day long he oppresses me.


King James Bible
[[To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.]] Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: according to "A Silent Dove Far Away." A Davidic Miktam. When the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious to me, God, for man tramples me; he fights and oppresses me all day long.


International Standard Version
Have mercy on me, God, because men have harassed me. Those who oppress me have fought against me all day long.


American Standard Version
Be merciful unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up: All the day long he fighting oppresseth me.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar ) when the Philistines held him in Geth. Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me.


Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. On Jonathelem-rechokim. Of David. Michtam; when the Philistines took him in Gath.} Be gracious unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up: all the day long fighting he oppresseth me.


Young's Literal Translation
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,
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Context
Be Merciful to Me, God

1Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me. 2My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O you most High. 3What time I am afraid, I will trust in you. 4In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do to me. 5Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil. 6They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul. 7Shall they escape by iniquity? in your anger cast down the people, O God. 8You tell my wanderings: put you my tears into your bottle: are they not in your book? 9When I cry to you, then shall my enemies turn back: this I know; for God is for me. 10In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word. 11In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do to me. 12Your vows are on me, O God: I will render praises to you. 13For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
Cross References
1 Samuel 21:10
And David arose and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath.


1 Samuel 21:11
And the servants of Achish said to him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands?


Psalm 17:9
From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.


Psalm 35:25
Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.


Psalm 57:3
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.


Psalm 119:58
I entreated your favor with my whole heart: be merciful to me according to your word.


Psalm 124:3
Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:


Isaiah 49:19
For your waste and your desolate places, and the land of your destruction, shall even now be too narrow by reason of the inhabitants, and they that swallowed you up shall be far away.


Treasury of Scripture

Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me.

A.M.

2942 B.C.

1062 (Title.) upon Konath-elem-rechokim. Or, as it may be rendered, `concerning the dumb dove, (or oppressed band) in distant places, `i.e, David, or his companions: though some consider it as the name of a tune, and others a musical instrument. Michtam, or, a golden Psalm

Psalm 16:1 Preserve me, O God: for in you do I put my trust.

Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge...

Psalm 58:1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men?

Psalm 59:1 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

Psalm 60:1 O God, you have cast us off, you have scattered us, you have been displeased; O turn yourself to us again.

when

1 Samuel 21:11-15 And the servants of Achish said to him, Is not this David the king of the land? did they not sing one to another of him in dances...

1 Samuel 29:4 And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said to him, Make this fellow return...

Be

Psalm 31:9 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble: my eye is consumed with grief, yes, my soul and my belly.

Psalm 57:1-3 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge...

Psalm 59:10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire on my enemies.

Psalm 69:13-16 But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of your mercy hear me...

Psalm 136:10,15,17-20 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy endures for ever...

Psalm 143:12 And of your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am your servant.

swallow

Psalm 21:9 You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath...

Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Psalm 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

Psalm 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah...

Psalm 106:17 The earth opened and swallowed up Dathan and covered the company of Abiram.

Psalm 124:3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

Lamentations 2:2,5,16 The LORD has swallowed up all the habitations of Jacob, and has not pitied...

Hosea 8:8 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.

1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality...

Strong's Concordance
{{To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath. }} Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
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Attack Attacks Attempting Chief Choirmaster Cruel Daily David Destruction Distant Dove Dumb Elem Far-off Favour Fighting Foemen Gath Gracious Gt Hold Hotly Jonath Jonathelem-rechokim Jonath-elem-rehokim Lands Leader Lt Makes Merciful Mercy Michtam Miktam Music Musician Music-maker O Oaks Oppress Oppresses Oppresseth Overseer Philistines Poem Press Psalm Pursue Rehokim Secret Seized Silent Swallow Swallowed Taking Terebinths Trample Trampled Treasure Tune Wants
Resources
Psalms Chapter 56 Verse 1

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OT Poetry: Psalm 56:1 For the Chief Musician (Psalm Ps Psa.)
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