For the director of music. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” Of David. A miktam. When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.

1 abBe merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.

Read Psalm 56:1 Using Other Translations

Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me.
Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me; all day long an attacker oppresses me;
O God, have mercy on me, for people are hounding me. My foes attack me all day long.