Ps 56:1
56:1 <> Be
     merciful unto me, O God: for {b} man would swallow me up;
     he fighting daily oppresseth me.

     (a) Being chased by the fury of his enemies into a strange
         country, he was a dumb dove not seeking vengeance.
     (b) He shows that if God will help him, it must be now or
         never for all the world is against him and ready to
         devour him.

Ps 56:4
56:4 In God I will praise his {c} word, in God I have put my
     trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

     (c) He stays his conscience on God's promise though he sees
         no present help.

Ps 56:5
56:5 Every day they wrest my {d} words: all their thoughts [are]
     against me for evil.

     (d) All my counsels have evil success, and turn to my own

Ps 56:6
56:6 {e} They gather themselves together, they hide themselves,
     they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.

     (e) As all the world against one man, and cannot be
         satisfied unless they have my life.

Ps 56:7
56:7 Shall {f} they escape by iniquity? in [thine] anger cast
     down the people, O God.

     (f) They not only think to escape punishment, but the more
         wicked they are, the more impudent they grow.

Ps 56:8
56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my {g} tears into thy
     bottle: [are they] not in thy book?

     (g) If God stores the tears of his saints, much more will
         he remember their blood, to avenge it: and though
         tyrants burn the bones, yet they cannot blot the tears
         and blood out of God's register.

Ps 56:12
56:12 {h} Thy vows [are] upon me, O God: I will render praises
      unto thee.

      (h) Having received that which I required, I am bound to
          pay my vows of thanksgiving as I promised.

Ps 56:13
56:13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: [wilt] not
      [thou deliver] my feet from falling, that I may {i} walk
      before God in the {k} light of the living?

      (i) As mindful of his great mercies, and giving thanks for
          the same.
      (k) That is, in the life and light of the sun.

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