Psalm 56

1 Be merciful to me, O God, for they are treading me down:
    all day long my adversary presses upon me.
2 My enemies tread me down all the day:
    for there are many that arrogantly fight against me.
3 In the hour of fear:
    I will put my trust in you.
4 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust and fear not:
    what can flesh do to me?
5 All day long they afflict me with their words:
    and every thought is how to do me evil.
6 They stir up hatred and conceal themselves:
    they watch my steps, while they lie in wait for my life.
7 Let there be no escape for them:
    bring down the peoples in your wrath, O God.
8 You have counted my anxious tossings; put my tears in your bottle:
    are not these things noted in your book?
9 In the day that I call to you, my enemies shall turn back:
    this I know, for God is with me.
10 In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust and fear not:
    what can flesh and blood do to me?
11 To you, O God, must I perform my vows:
    I will pay the thank-offering that is due.
12 For you will deliver my soul from death, and my feet from falling:
    that I may walk before God in the light of the living.