1 «To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David,Being chased by the fury of his enemies into a strange country, he was a dumb dove not seeking vengeance.when the Philistines took him in Gath.» Be merciful unto me, O God: forHe shows that if God will help him, it must be now or never for all the world is against him and ready to devour him.man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
2 Mine enemies would dayly swallowe mee vp: for many fight against me, O thou most High.
3 When I was afrayd, I trusted in thee.
4 In God I will praise hisHe stays his conscience on God's promise though he sees no present help.word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5 Every day they wrest myAll my counsels have evil success, and turn to my own sorrow.words: all their thoughts [are] against me for evil.
6 As all the world against one man, and cannot be satisfied unless they have my life.They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
7 ShallThey not only think to escape punishment, but the more wicked they are, the more impudent they grow.they escape by iniquity? in [thine] anger cast down the people, O God.
8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou myIf God stores the tears of his saints, much more will he remember their blood, to avenge it: and though tyrants burn the bones, yet they cannot blot the tears and blood out of God's register.tears into thy bottle: [are they] not in thy book?
9 When I cry, then mine enemies shal turne backe: this I know, for God is with me.
10 I will reioyce in God because of his worde: in the Lord wil I reioyce because of his worde.
11 In God doe I trust: I will not be afrayd what man can doe vnto me.
12 Having received that which I required, I am bound to pay my vows of thanksgiving as I promised.Thy vows [are] upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death: [wilt] not [thou deliver] my feet from falling, that I mayAs mindful of his great mercies, and giving thanks for the same.walk before God in theThat is, in the life and light of the sun.light of the living?