Be merciful to me,1 my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit;2 all day long they press their attack.32
My adversaries pursue me all day long;4 in their pride many are attacking me.53
When I am afraid,6 I put my trust in you.74
In God, whose word I praise--8 in God I trust and am not afraid.9 What can mere mortals do to me?105
All day long they twist my words;11 all their schemes are for my ruin.
They conspire,12 they lurk, they watch my steps,13 hoping to take my life.147
Because of their wickedness do nota let them escape;15 in your anger, God, bring the nations down.168
Record my misery; list my tears on your scrollb17-- are they not in your record?189
Then my enemies will turn back19 when I call for help.20 By this I will know that God is for me.2110
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.
For you have delivered me from death23 and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.24