1 To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
2 Be gracious to me, O God, for men trample upon me; all day long foemen oppress me;
3 my enemies trample upon me all day long, for many fight against me proudly.
4 When I am afraid, I put my trust in thee.
5 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust without a fear. What can flesh do to me?
6 All day long they seek to injure my cause; all their thoughts are against me for evil.
7 They band themselves together, they lurk, they watch my steps. As they have waited for my life,
8 so recompense them for their crime; in wrath cast down the peoples, O God!
9 Thou hast kept count of my tossings; put thou my tears in thy bottle! Are they not in thy book?
10 Then my enemies will be turned back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me.
11 In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise,
12 in God I trust without a fear. What can man do to me?
13 My vows to thee I must perform, O God; I will render thank offerings to thee. [ (Psalms 56:14) For thou hast delivered my soul from death, yea, my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of life. ]