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{To the chief Musician.
On Jonathelem-rechokim.
Of David.
Michtam;
when the Philistines took him in Gath.}
Be gracious unto me, O God;
for man would swallow me up: all the day long fighting he oppresseth me.
2
Mine enemies would swallow [me] up all the day long;
for they are many that fight against me haughtily.
3
In the day that I am afraid, I will confide in thee.
4
In God will I praise his word, in God I put my confidence: I will not fear;
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, because they wait for my soul.
7
Shall they escape by iniquity?
In anger cast down the peoples, O God.
8
*Thou* countest my wanderings;
put my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?
9
Then shall mine enemies return backward in the day when I call: this I know, for God is for me.
10
In God will I praise [his] word;
in Jehovah will I praise [his] word.
11
In God have I put my confidence: I will not fear;
what can man do unto me?
12
Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render thanks unto thee.
13
For thou hast delivered my soul from death;
[wilt thou] not [keep] my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?