To the director on the Silent Dove among those far away.* Of David. Mikʹtam.* When the Phi·lisʹtines laid hold of him in Gath.+ 56 Show me favor, O God, because mortal man has snapped at me.+Warring all day long, he keeps oppressing me.+ 2 My foes have kept snapping all day long,+For there are many warring against me high-mindedly.+ 3 Whatever day I get afraid, I, for my part, shall trust even in you.+ 4 In union with God I shall praise his word.+In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid.+What can flesh do to me?+ 5 All day long they keep hurting my personal affairs;All their thoughts are against me for bad.+ 6 They attack, they conceal themselves,+They, for their part, keep observing my very steps,*+While they have waited for my soul.+ 7 On account of [their] hurtfulness cast them forth.+In anger bring down even the peoples, O God.+ 8 My being a fugitive you yourself have reported.+Do put my tears in your skin bottle.+Are they not in your book?+ 9 At that time my enemies will turn back, on the day that I call;+This I well know, that God is for me.+ 10 In union with God+ I shall praise [his] word;In union with Jehovah I shall praise [his] word.+ 11 In God I have put my trust. I shall not be afraid.+What can earthling man* do to me?+ 12 Upon me, O God, there are vows to you.+I shall render expressions of thanksgiving to you.+ 13 For you have delivered my soul* from death+—[Have you] not [delivered] my feet from stumbling?+—That [I] may walk about before God* in the light* of those alive.+
^ Possibly, “Dove of Silence, those far away.” By a slight correction, “Dove of the big trees far away.”
^ See 16:Sup ftn.
^ Lit., “heels.”
^ “Earthling man.” Heb., ʼa·dhamʹ.
^ “My soul.” Heb., naph·shiʹ; Gr., psy·khenʹ; Lat., aʹni·mam. See App 4A.
^ “God,” MLXXSyVg; T, “Jehovah.”
^ “Light,” MTLXXVg; Sy, “land.”