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To the Overseer.
— `On the Dumb Dove far off.' — A secret treasure of David, in the Philistines' taking hold of him in Gath.
Favour me, O God, for man swallowed me up, All the day fighting he oppresseth me,
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Mine enemies have swallowed up all the day, For many [are] fighting against me, O most High,
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The day I am afraid I am confident toward Thee.
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In God I praise His word, in God I have trusted, I fear not what flesh doth to me.
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All the day they wrest my words, Concerning me all their thoughts [are] for evil,
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They assemble, they hide, they watch my heels, When they have expected my soul.
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By iniquity they escape, In anger the peoples put down, O God.
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My wandering Thou hast counted, Thouplace Thou my tear in Thy bottle, Are they not in Thy book?
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Then turn back do mine enemies in the day I call.
This I have known, that God [is] for me.
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In God I praise the word, In Jehovah I praise the word.
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In God I trusted, I fear not what man doth to me,
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On me, O God, [are] Thy vows, I repay thank-offerings to Thee.
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For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, Dost Thou not my feet from falling? To walk habitually before God in the light of the living!