1 To the chief musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, by David, a Michtham, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. Be gracious unto me, O God; for man longeth to swallow me up; all the time he oppresseth me fighting.
2 Those that regard me with envy long to swallow me up all the time; for many are they that fight against me, O thou Most High.
3 The day when I am afraid, I will still trust in thee.
4 In God will I praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid: what can flesh do unto me?
5 All the day they wrest my words: against me are all their thoughts for evil.
6 They come together in troops, they hide themselves, they are those that watch my heels, as though they hoped to take my soul.
7 Because of their wrongdoing let me escape from them: in anger cast down the people, O God.
8 My wanderings hast thou well numbered: put thou my tears into thy bottle; behold, they are numbered by thee.
9 Then shall my enemies retire backward on the day when I call on thee: this I knowthat God is for me.
10 In God will I praise the word: in the Lord will I praise the word.
11 In God have I put my trust; I will not be afraid: what can man do unto me?
12 Upon me, O God, rest thy vows: I will pay thanksgiving offerings unto thee.
13 For thou hast delivered my soul from deathyea, behold, my feet from slipping, that I may walk before God in the light of the life.