Be merciful to me, O God, because I am under attack; my enemies persecute me all the time.
All day long my opponents attack me. There are so many who fight against me.
When I am afraid, O Lord Almighty, I put my trust in you.
I trust in God and am not afraid; I praise him for what he has promised. What can a mere human being do to me?
My enemies make trouble for me all day long; they are always thinking up some way to hurt me!
They gather in hiding places and watch everything I do, hoping to kill me.
Punish them, O God, for their evil; defeat those people in your anger!
You know how troubled I am; you have kept a record of my tears. Aren't they listed in your book?
The day I call to you, my enemies will be turned back. I know this: God is on my side -
the Lord, whose promises I praise.
In him I trust, and I will not be afraid. What can a mere human being do to me?
O God, I will offer you what I have promised; I will give you my offering of thanksgiving,
because you have rescued me from death and kept me from defeat. And so I walk in the presence of God, in the light that shines on the living.