1 For the end, concerning the people that were removed from the * Or, holy things.sanctuary, by David for a memorial, when the Philistines caught him in Geth.
2 Have mercy upon me, O God; for man has trodden me down; all the day long he warring has afflicted me. 3 Mine enemies have trodden me down all the day from the dawning of the day; for there are many warring against me.
4 They shall be afraid, but I will trust in thee. 5 In God I will praise my words; all the day have I hoped in God; I will not fear what flesh shall do to me.
6 All the day long they have abominated my words; all their devices are against me for evil. 7 They will dwell near and hide themselves; they will watch my steps, accordingly as I have waited patiently in my soul. 8 Thou wilt on no account save them; thou wilt bring down the people in wrath. 9 O God, I have declared my life to thee; thou hast set my tears before thee, even according to thy promise.
10 Mine enemies shall be turned back, in the day wherein I shall call upon thee; behold, I know that thou art my God. 11 In God will I praise his word; in the Lord will I praise his saying. 12 I have hoped in God; I will not be afraid of what man shall do to me. 13 The vows of thy praise, O God, which I will pay, are upon me. 14 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from sliding, that I should be well-pleasing before God in the land of the living.
*55:1 Or, holy things.