Supplication for Deliverance and Grateful Trust in God.
For the choir director; according to [a]Jonath elem rehokim. A [b]Mikhtam of David, [c]when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
1Be gracious to me, O God, for man has [d]trampled upon me;
[e]Fighting all day long he oppresses me.
2 My foes have [f]trampled upon me all day long,
For [g]they are many who fight proudly against me.
3 [h]When I am afraid,
[i]I will put my trust in You.
4 In God, whose word I praise,
In God I have put my trust;
I shall not be afraid.
What can mere [j]man do to me?
5 All day long they [k]distort my words;
All their [l]thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They [m]attack, they lurk,
They watch my [n]steps,
As they have waited to take my [o]life.
7 Because of wickedness, [p]cast them forth,
In anger put down the peoples, O God!
8 You have taken account of my wanderings;
Put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not in Your book?
9 Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call;
This I know, [q]that God is for me.
10 In God, whose word I praise,
In the Lord, whose word I praise,
11 In God I have put my [r]trust, I shall 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 my soul from death,
[s]Indeed my feet from stumbling,
So that I may walk before God
In the light of the [t]living.