Psalm of David
1 Be gracious to me, O God, for man has trampled upon me. Fighting all day long he oppresses me.
2 My foes have trampled upon me all day long. They are many who fight proudly against me.
3 I will put my trust in you when I am afraid.
4 In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
5 All day long they distort my words. All their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They attack, they lurk, and they watch my steps. They have waited for my life.
7 Because of wickedness, cast them forth, in anger put down the peoples, O God!
8 You have kept account of my wandering. Put my tears in your skin bottle. Are they not in your book?
9 Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me!
10 In God, whose word I praise, In Jehovah, whose word I praise,
11 In God I put my trust, I will not be afraid! What can man do to me?
12 Your vows are binding upon me, O God. I will render thank offerings to you.
13 For you have delivered me from death, and my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God in the light of the living.