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Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

55:22 Cast thy burden. The Hebrew word for “burden,” used only here, actually means “gift” (compare Philippians 1:29; also note I Peter 5:7).

55:22 sustain thee. One should not complain about his problems (Psalm 55:2) or run away from them (Psalm 55:6), but cast them on the Lord.

Psalm 56 (title) Jonath-elem-rechokim. Jonath-elem-rechokim means “the silent dove of those afar off.” The psalm was written in the midst of David’s experience in the pagan land of the Philistines, as described in I Samuel 21:10-15.

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