1For the leader. Set to “The Silent Dove in the Distance.” By David; a mikhtam, when the P’lishtim captured him in Gat:
2Show me favor, God;
for people are trampling me down —
all day they fight and press on me.
3Those who are lying in wait for me
would trample on me all day.
For those fighting against me are many.
Most High, 4when I am afraid,
I put my trust in you.
5In God — I praise his word —
in God I trust; I have no fear;
what can human power do to me?
6All day long they twist my words;
their only thought is to harm me.
7They gather together and hide themselves,
spying on my movements, hoping to kill me.
8Because of their crime, they cannot escape;
in anger, God, strike down the peoples.
9You have kept count of my wanderings;
store my tears in your water-skin —
aren’t they already recorded in your book?
10Then my enemies will turn back
on the day when I call;
this I know: that God is for me.
11In God — I praise his word —
in Adonai — I praise his word —
12in God I trust; I have no fear;
what can mere humans do to me?
13God, I have made vows to you;
I will fulfill them with thank offerings to you.
14For you rescued me from death,
you kept my feet from stumbling,
so that I can walk in God’s presence,
in the light of life.