1 To the chief Musician upon Jonathelem-rechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath. Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
2 My enemies would daily swallow [me] up: for [they are] many that fight against me, O thou Most High.
3 In the time when I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do to me.
5 Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts [are] against me for evil.
6 They assemble themselves, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
7 Shall they escape by iniquity; in [thy] anger cast down the people, O God.
8 Thou numberest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: [are they] not in thy book?
9 When I cry [to thee], then shall my enemies turn back: this I know; for God [is] for me.
10 In God will I praise [his] word: in the LORD will I praise [his] word.
11 In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do to me.
12 Thy vows [are] upon me, O God: I will render praises to thee.
13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: [wilt thou] not [deliver] my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
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