Be merciful to me,1 my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit;2 all day long they press their attack.3
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My adversaries pursue me all day long;4 in their pride many are attacking me.5
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When I am afraid,6 I put my trust in you.7
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In God, whose word I praise--8 in God I trust and am not afraid.9 What can mere mortals do to me?10
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All day long they twist my words;11 all their schemes are for my ruin.
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They conspire,12 they lurk, they watch my steps,13 hoping to take my life.14
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Because of their wickedness do not let them escape;15 in your anger, God, bring the nations down.16
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Record my misery; 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 and am not afraid. What can mere human beings do to me?
I am under vows22 to you, my 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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