To the Director: A special Davidic psalm[a] to the tune of[b] “A Silent Dove Far Away,” when the Philistines seized him in Gath.
A Prayer about Trust in God
56 Have mercy on me, God, because men have harassed me. Those who oppress me have fought against me all day long. 2 Those who watch me all day have harassed me, for there are many who fight against me out of conceit.
3 On days when I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man[c] can do to me.
5 All day long people[d] distort what I say; all their schemes against me are for evil purposes. 6 They gather together and hide in ambush. They watch my every step as they lie in wait for my life. 7 Cast them away because of their wickedness. In wrath, God, cast down these[e] people!
8 You have kept count of my wanderings. Put my tears in your bottle— have not you recorded them in your book?
9 My enemies will retreat when I call on you.[f] This has been my experience, because God is with me. 10 In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, 11 in God I will put my trust. I will not fear what mortal man can do to me.
12 God, I have taken vows before you;[g] therefore I will offer thanksgiving sacrifices to you. 13 For you have delivered me[h] from death and my feet from stumbling, so that I may walk before God in the light of the living!
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