Be merciful to me,1 O God, for men hotly pursue me;2 all day long they press their attack.3
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My slanderers pursue me all day long;4 many are attacking me in their pride.5
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When I am afraid,6 I will trust in you.7
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In God, whose word I praise,8 in God I trust; I will not be afraid.9 What can mortal man do to me?10
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All day long they twist my words;11 they are always plotting to harm me.
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They conspire,12 they lurk, they watch my steps,13 eager to take my life.14
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On no account let them escape;15 in your anger, O God, bring down the nations.16
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Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll17-- are they not in your record?18
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Then my enemies will turn back19 when I call for help.20 By this I will know that God is for me.21
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In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise--
in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
I am under vows22 to you, O God; I will present my thank offerings to you.
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For you have delivered me from death23 and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.24
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