1 To the Chief Musician upon jonathelemrechokim. A michtam of David, when the Philistines took him to Gath. Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me.
2 My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they are many that fight against me, O most High.
3 Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in you.
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 twist my words: all their thoughts are 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 your anger cast down the people, O God.
8 You number my wanderings: put you my tears into your bottle: are they not in your book?
9 When I cry unto you, 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 unto me.
12 Your vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto you.
13 For you have delivered my soul from death: will not you deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?