To the Overseer. -- 'On the Dumb Dove far off.' -- A secret
treasure of David, in the Philistines' taking hold of him in Gath.
Favour me, O God, for man swallowed me up, All the day
fighting he oppresseth me,
Mine enemies have swallowed up all the day, For many are
fighting against me, O most High,
The day I am afraid I am confident toward Thee.
In God I praise His word, in God I have trusted, I fear not
what flesh doth to me.
All the day they wrest my words, Concerning me all their
thoughts are for evil,
They assemble, they hide, they watch my heels, When they
have expected my soul.
By iniquity they escape, In anger the peoples put down, O
My wandering Thou hast counted, Thou -- place Thou my tear
in Thy bottle, Are they not in Thy book?
Then turn back do mine enemies in the day I call. This I
have known, that God is for me.
In God I praise the word, In Jehovah I praise the word.
In God I trusted, I fear not what man doth to me,
On me, O God, are Thy vows, I repay thank-offerings
For Thou hast delivered my soul from death, Dost Thou not my
feet from falling? To walk habitually before God in the light of the living!