1 Be merciful unto me, O God, for man would
swallow me up: he fighteth continually and
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.