56 For the leader. Set to “The Silent Dove in the Distance.” By David; a mikhtam, when the P’lishtim captured him in Gat:
2 Show me favor, God;
for people are trampling me down —
all day they fight and press on me.
3 Those who are lying in wait for me
would trample on me all day.
For those fighting against me are many.
Most High, 4 when I am afraid,
I put my trust in you.
5 In God — I praise his word —
in God I trust; I have no fear;
what can human power do to me?
6 All day long they twist my words;
their only thought is to harm me.
7 They gather together and hide themselves,
spying on my movements, hoping to kill me.
8 Because of their crime, they cannot escape;
in anger, God, strike down the peoples.
9 You have kept count of my wanderings;
store my tears in your water-skin —
aren’t they already recorded in your book?
10 Then my enemies will turn back
on the day when I call;
this I know: that God is for me.
11 In God — I praise his word —
in Adonai — I praise his word —
12 in God I trust; I have no fear;
what can mere humans do to me?
13 God, I have made vows to you;
I will fulfill them with thank offerings to you.
14 For you rescued me from death,
you kept my feet from stumbling,
so that I can walk in God’s presence,
in the light of life.