Be a merciful to me, O God, for man would swallow me up;
Fighting all day he oppresses me. 2 My enemies would b hound me all day,
For there are many who fight against me, O Most High. 3 Whenever I am afraid,
I will trust in You. 4 In God (I will praise His word),
In God I have put my trust;
c I will not fear.
What can flesh do to me?
All day they twist my words;
All their thoughts are against me for evil. 6 They gather together,
They hide, they mark my steps,
When they lie in wait for my life. 7 Shall they escape by iniquity?
In anger cast down the peoples, O God!
You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
d Are they not in Your book? 9 When I cry out to You,
Then my enemies will turn back;
This I know, because e God is for me. 10 In God (I will praise His word),
In the LORD (I will praise His word), 11 In God I have put my trust;
I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
Vows made to You are binding upon me, O God;
I will render praises to You, 13 f For You have delivered my soul from death.
Have You not kept my feet from falling,
That I may walk before God
In the g light of the living?