Psalm 56:1-13

For the Chief Musician; set to Jonath elem rehokim. A Psalm of David. Michtam: when the Philistines took him in Gath. 56  Be merciful unto me, O God; for man would swallow me up: All the day long he fighting oppresseth me. 2  Mine enemies would swallow me up all the day long; For they are many that fight proudly against me. 3  What time I am afraid, I will put my trust in thee. 4  In God (I will praise his word), In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can flesh do unto 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  Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, O God. 8  Thou numberest my wanderings: Put thou my tears into thy bottle; Are they not in thy book? 9  Then shall mine enemies 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 Jehovah (I will praise his word), 11  In God have I put my trust, I will not be afraid; What can man do unto me? 12  Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render thank-offerings unto thee. 13  For thou hast delivered my soul from death: Hast thou not delivered my feet from falling, That I may walk before God In the light of the living?