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Psalms 56:4

    Psalms 56:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do to me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In God (I will praise his word), In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can flesh do unto me?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    In God will I give praise to his word; in God have I put my hope; I will have no fear of what flesh may do to me.

    Webster's Revision

    In God (I will praise his word), In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can flesh do unto me?

    World English Bible

    In God, I praise his word. In God, I put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In God I will praise his word: in God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; what can flesh do unto me?

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 56:4

    In God I will praise his word - באלהים belohim may mean here, through God, or by the help of God, I will praise his word. And, that he should have cause to do it, he says, "In God I have put my trust," and therefore he says, "I will not fear what flesh can do unto me." Man is but Flesh, weak and perishing; God is an infinite Spirit, almighty and eternal. He repeats this sentiment in the tenth and eleventh verses.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 56:4

    In God I will praise his word - The meaning of this seems to be, "In reference to God - or, in my trust on God - I will especially have respect to his "word" - his gracious promise; I will make that the special object of my praise. In dwelling in my own mind on the divine perfections; in finding there materials for praise, I will have special respect to his revealed truth - to what he has "spoken" as an encouragement to me. I will be thankful that he "has" spoken, and that he has given me assurances on which I may rely in the times of danger." The idea is, that he would "always" find in God that which was the ground or foundation for praise; and that that which called for special praise in meditating on the divine character, was the word or promise which God had made to his people.

    I will not fear what flesh can do unto me - What man can do to me. Compare the notes at Matthew 10:28 (notes); Romans 8:31-34 (notes); Hebrews 13:6 (notes).

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 56:4

    56:4 Will praise - I will praise the Lord for his word, for his promises of protection and deliverance, made to his people. Flesh - Infirm and mortal men, called flesh by way of contempt, as Psal 78:39 Isa 31:3.