(56) For the end, concerning the people that were removed from the * Or, holy things. sanctuary, by David for a memorial, when the Philistines caught him in Geth.
1 Have mercy upon me, O God; for man has trodden me down; all the day long he warring has afflicted me.
2 Mine enemies have trodden me down all the day from the dawning of the day; for there are many warring against me.
3 They shall be afraid, but I will trust in you.
4 In God I will praise my words; all the day have I hoped in God; I will not fear what flesh shall do to me.
5 All the day long they have abominated my words; all their devices are against me for evil.
6 They will dwell near and hide themselves; they will watch my steps, accordingly as I have waited patiently in my soul.
7 You will on no account save them; you will bring down the people in wrath.
8 O God, I have declared my life to you; you has set my tears before you, even according to your promise.
9 Mine enemies shall be turned back, in the day wherein I shall call upon you; behold, I know that you are my God.
10 In God, will I praise his word; in the Lord will I praise his saying.
11 I have hoped in God; I will not be afraid of what man shall do to me.
12 The vows of your praise, O God, which I will pay, are upon me.
13 For you have delivered my soul from death, and my feet from sliding, that I should be well-pleasing before God in the land of the living.
*^ Or, holy things.