1 For the Chief Musician; set to The Silent Dove – Those Far Away. [A Psalm] of David. Michtam: when the Philistines took him in Gath. Be merciful to me, O God; for common man would swallow me up: All the day long those fighting oppress me.
2 My enemies would swallow me up all the day long; For they are many that fight proudly against me.
3 When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.
4 In God (I will praise his word) In God I have put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can flesh do to me?
5 All the day long they wrest my words: All their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, They mark my steps, Even as they have waited for my soul.
7 Will they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God.
8 You number my wanderings: Put my tears into your bottle; Are they not in your book?
9 Then my enemies will turn back in the day that I call: This I know, that God is for me.
10 In God, I will praise [his] word; In Yahweh, I will praise [his] word;
11 In God I have put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can man do to me?
12 Your vows are on me, O God: I will render thank-offerings to you.
13 For you have delivered my soul from death: [Have you] not [delivered] my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living?