Ps 56

Trust in God under Persecution To the leader: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. Of David. A Miktam, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. 1Be gracious to me, O God, for people trample on me; all day long foes oppress me;2my enemies trample on me all day long, for many fight against me. O Most High,3when I am afraid, I put my trust in you.4In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I am not afraid; what can flesh do to me? 5All day long they seek to injure my cause; all their thoughts are against me for evil.6They stir up strife, they lurk, they watch my steps. As they hoped to have my life,7so repay them for their crime; in wrath cast down the peoples, O God! 8You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your record?9Then my enemies will retreat in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me.10In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise,11in God I trust; I am not afraid. What can a mere mortal do to me? 12My vows to you I must perform, O God; I will render thank offerings to you.13For you have delivered my soul from death, and my feet from falling, so that I may walk before God in the light of life.