For the [music] director, according to The Silent Dove of Distant [Lands]. Of David. A miktam. When [the] Philistines seized him in Gath.

Prayer for Deliverance and Confidence in God

1 Be gracious to me, O God, because humankind has trampled me; fighting all the day he oppresses me.
2 My enemies trample all day, because many [are] attacking me proudly.
3 {When} I fear, I trust you.
4 God, whose word I praise, God I trust; I do not fear. What can [mere] flesh do to me?
5 All day they twist my words; all their thoughts [are] against me for evil.
6 They attack, they hide, they watch my {steps}, as they [lie in] wait for my life.
7 Because of iniquity will they escape? In anger cast down [the] peoples, O God.
8 You have kept count of my wonderings. Put my tears in your bottle; [are they] not in your book?
9 Then my enemies will turn back {when} I call. This I know because God [is] for me.
10 God, [whose] word I praise, Yahweh, [whose] word I praise,
11 God I trust; I do not fear. What can [mere] humankind do to me?
12 [My] vows [to you], O God, [are binding] upon me. I will pay thank offerings to you,
13 because you have delivered my soul from death. [Have you] not [kept] my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?