1 “To the chief musician upon Jonath-elem-rechokim, by David, a Michtham, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.” (56:2) Be gracious unto me, O God; for man longeth to swallow me up; all the time he oppresseth me fighting.
2 (56:3) Those that regard me with envy long to swallow [me] up all the time; for many are they that fight against me, O thou Most High.
3 (56:4) The day [when] I am afraid, I will still trust in thee.
4 (56:5) In God will I praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid: what can flesh do unto me?
5 (56:6) All the day they wrest my words: against me are all their thoughts for evil.
6 (56:7) They come together in troops, they hide themselves, they are those that watch my heels, as though they hoped [to take] my soul.
7 (56:8) Because of their wrong-doing let me escape from them: in anger cast down the people, O God.
8 (56:9) My wanderings hast thou well numbered: put thou my tears into thy bottle; behold, they are numbered by thee.
9 (56:10) Then shall my enemies retire backward on the day when I call [on thee]: this I know—that God is for me.
10 (56:11) In God will I praise the word: in the Lord will I praise the word.
11 (56:12) In God have I put my trust; I will not be afraid: what can man do unto me?
12 (56:13) Upon me, O God, [rest] thy vows: I will pay thanksgiving offerings unto thee.
13 (56:14) For thou hast delivered my soul from death—yea, behold, my feet from slipping, that I may walk before God in the light of the life.