To the director; set to “The Silent Dove That Is Far Away.” Of David. Mikʹtam.* When the Phi·lisʹtines captured him in Gath.+
56 Show me favor, O God, because mortal man is attacking* me.
All day long they keep fighting and oppressing me.
2 My foes keep snapping at me all day long;
Many arrogantly fight against me.
3 When I am afraid,+ I put my trust in you.+
4 In God—whose word I praise—
In God I put my trust; I am not afraid.
What can mere man* do to me?+
5 All day long they hurt my interests;
Their only thought is to harm me.+
6 They conceal themselves to attack;
They watch my every step,+
Hoping to take away my life.*+
7 Reject them because of their wickedness.
Bring down the nations in your anger, O God.+
8 You keep track of my wandering.+
Do collect my tears in your skin bottle.+
Are they not recorded in your book?+
9 My enemies will retreat on the day that I call for help.+
Of this I am confident: God is on my side.+
10 In God—whose word I praise—
In Jehovah—whose word I praise—
11 In God I put my trust; I am not afraid.+
What can a mere human do to me?+
12 I am bound by my vows to you, O God;+
I will offer you expressions of thanksgiving.+
13 For you have rescued me* from death+
And prevented my feet from stumbling,+
So that I may walk before God in the light of the living.+