F1  U  1,2. Complaint.
     V  3. Trust.
      W  4. Praise.
    U  5-8. Complaint.
     V  9. Trust.
      W  10-13. Praise.

(To the chief Musician relating to the dove of the distant Terebinaths. Engraving of David when the Philistines took him in Gath.)

(A pictorial description of David in the wilderness, fleeing from Absalom. Relating to resurrection.)

962 B.C.
Psalm 56)

1 Be gracious (or favorable) to me, O God: for man thirst for my blood;
He fighting all the day oppresses me.
2 My watchers (or observers) would daily swallow me up:
For they be many that fight against me, O You Most High.

3 What time I am afraid,
I will confide in You. (When you are afraid, trust in God.)

4 In God I will praise His word, (Take it in.)
In God I have put my trust;
I will not fear what flesh (put for man) can do to me. (God will protect you. He is supernatural.)
5 All the day they wrest my words: (They twist everything I say.)
All their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves,
They mark my steps, when they wait for me. (Satan is at the bottom of this.)
7 Shall they escape by iniquity? (Are they going to get away with it?)
In Your anger cast down the peoples, O God.
8 You record my wanderings:
Put You my tears into Your bottle: (Tears of mourners were thus collected and buried with the dead. Hence often found in ancient tombs. See Rev. 8:3,4.)
Are they not in Your book?

9 In the day of my cry, then shall my enemies turn back:
This I know; that God is mine.

10 In God will I praise His word:
In the LORD will I praise His word.
11 In God have I confide: I will not be afraid
What a man can do to me.
12 Thy vows are upon me, O God:
I will render praises to You.
13 For You have plucked my soul from death:
Will not you deliver my feet from falling, (Can I continue working down here for you being a can-do type person? See Rev. 13:15)
That I may walk before God in resurrection life? (Thus the title. Cp. Ps. 16, and other Engraven Psalms. See also Job 33:30; and Ps. 116:8,9; where it is "land of the living".)

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