Psalm 56. Miserere mei, Deus.
BE merciful unto me, O God, for man goeth about to devour me;
* he is daily fighting, and troubling me.
2 Mine enemies are daily at hand to swallow me up; * for they
be many that fight against me, O thou Most Highest.
3 Nevertheless, though I am sometime afraid, * yet put I my trust
4 I will praise God, because of his word: * I have put my trust
in God, and will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
5 They daily mistake my words; * all that they imagine is to
do me evil.
6 They hold all together, and keep themselves close, * and mark
my steps, when they lay wait for my soul.
7 Shall they escape for their wickedness? * thou, O God, in thy
displeasure shalt cast them down.
8 Thou tellest my wanderings; put my tears into thy bottle: *
are not these things noted in thy book?
9 Whensoever I call upon thee, then shall mine enemies be put
to flight: * this I know; for God is on my side.
10 In God's word will I rejoice; * in the LORD'S word will I
11 Yea, in God have I put my trust; * I will not be afraid what
man can do unto me.
12 Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows; * unto thee will I give
13 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my feet from
falling, * that I may walk before God in the light of the living.