A Call for God’s Protection
For the choir director: according to “A Silent Dove Far Away.” # Possibly a tune A Davidic Miktam. When the Philistines seized him in Gath. # 1Sm 21:10-11; 22:1
1Be gracious to me, God, for man tramples me;
he fights and oppresses me all day long.
2My adversaries trample me all day,
for many arrogantly fight against me. # Or many fight against me, O exalted One, or many fight against me from the heights # Ps 35:1; 57:3
3When I am afraid,
I will trust in You. # Ps 112:7; Pr 29:25; Is 12:2
4In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I will not fear.
What can man do to me? # Ps 27:1; 118:6; Heb 13:6
5They twist my words all day long;
all their thoughts against me are evil. # Ps 41:7; 2Pt 3:16
6They stir up strife, # Or They attack they lurk;
they watch my steps
while they wait to take my life. # Ps 10:8-10; 59:3
7Will they escape in spite of such sin?
God, bring down the nations in wrath. # Ezk 17:15; Rm 2:3
8You Yourself have recorded my wanderings. # Or misery
Put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not in Your records? # 2Kg 20:5; Ps 139:3; Mal 3:16
9Then my enemies will retreat on the day when I call. # Ps 9:3
This I know: God is for me. # Ps 118:6; Rm 8:31
10In God, whose word I praise,
in the Lord, whose word I praise,
11in God I trust; I will not fear.
What can man do to me? # Ps 112:7; Pr 29:25; Is 12:2
12I am obligated by vows # Lit On me the vows to You, God;
I will make my thank offerings to You. # Ps 50:14
13For You delivered me from death,
even my feet from stumbling,
to walk before God in the light of life. # Jb 33:30; Ps 116:8-9