Psalm 56

For the music leader. According to The Silent Dove of Distant Places. A miktam of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

1 God, have mercy on me because I'm being trampled. All day long the enemy oppresses me.
2 My attackers trample me all day long because I have so many enemies. Exalted one,
3 whenever I'm afraid, I put my trust in you—
4 in God, whose word I praise. I trust in God; I won't be afraid. What can mere flesh do to me?
5 All day long they frustrate my pursuits; all their thoughts are evil against me.
6 They get together and set an ambush— they are watching my steps, hoping for my death.
7 Don't rescue them for any reason! In wrath bring down the people, God!
8 You yourself have kept track of my misery. Put my tears into your bottle— aren't they on your scroll already?
9 Then my enemies will retreat when I cry out. I know this because God is mine.
10 God: whose word I praise. The LORD: whose word I praise.
11 I trust in God; I won't be afraid. What can anyone do to me?
12 I will fulfill my promises to you, God. I will present thanksgiving offerings to you
13 because you have saved my life from death, saved my feet from stumbling so that I can walk before God in the light of life.