To the chief Musician upon ‘Silent dove from afar (Yonath-elem-rechokim)’, Michtam of Dawid, when the Philistines took him in Gath.
1 Be merciful unto me, O God (Elohim); for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up, for they be many that fight against me, O You Most High (Elyon).
3 When I am afraid, I will trust in You.
4 In God (Elohim) I will praise His word, in God (Elohim) I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5 Every day they wrest my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.
6 They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
7 Shall they escape by iniquity? In Your anger cast down the people, O God (Elohim).
8 You tellest my wanderings; put You my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book?
9 When I cry unto You, then shall mine enemies turn back; this I know; for God (Elohim) is for me.
10 In God (Elohim) will I praise His word; in יהוה will I praise His word.
11 In God (Elohim) have I put my trust; I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
12 Your vows are upon me, O God (Elohim); I will render praises unto You.
13 For You have delivered my soul from death; wilt not You deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God (Elohim) in the light of the living?