1 Be merciful unto me, O God, for man would

swallow me up: he fighteth continually and

vexeth me.

2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up:

for many fight against me, O thou most High.

3 When I was afraid, I trusted in thee.

4 I will rejoice in God, because of his word, I

trust in God, and will not fear what flesh can do unto me.

5 Mine own words grieve me daily: all their

thoughts are against me to do me hurt.

6 They gather together, and keep themselves close:

they mark my steps, because they wait for my soul.

7 They think they shall escape by iniquity: O

God, cast these people down in thine anger.

8 Thou hast counted my wanderings; put my

tears into thy bottle; are they not in thy register?

9 When I cry, then mine enemies shall turn back;

this I know, for God is with me.

10 I will rejoice in God because of his word; in the

Lord will I rejoice because of his word.

11 In God do I trust; I will not be afraid what

man can do unto me.

12 Thy vows are upon me, O God, I will render

praises unto thee.

13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death,

and also my feet from falling, that I may walk before

God in the light of the living.

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