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