To the chief Musician. Jonathelemrechokim. Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.
1 Be merciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up. Fighting daily, he
2 My enemies have panted after me daily; for they are many who proudly fight against
3 When I am afraid I trust in You.
4 In God (I praise His Word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can
do to me.
5 All day long they twist my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They stir up strife; they hide themselves; they watch my steps as they lie in wait for my
7 Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God!
8 You have kept an account of my wanderings; O put my tears into Your bottle; are
they not in Your Book.
9 When I cry out, then my enemies shall be turned back. This I know, for God is with
10 In God (I praise His Word); in Jehovah (I praise His Word);
11 In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid of what man can do to me.
12 Your vows are upon me, O God; I will give thanks unto You,
13 for You have delivered my soul from death. Have You not kept my feet from falling,
so that I may walk before God in the light of the living?