Be Merciful to Me, God
(1 Samuel 21:10-15; Psalm 34:1-22; Psalm 52:1-9)
1Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar ) when the Philistines held him in Geth. Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me.
2My enemies have trodden on me all the day long; for they are many that make war against me.
3From the height of the day I shall fear: but I will trust in thee.
4In God I will praise my words, in God I have put my trust: I will not fear what flesh can do against me.
5All the day long they detested my words: all their thoughts were against me unto evil.
6They will dwell and hide themselves: they will watch my heel. As they have waited for my soul,
7for nothing shalt thou save them: in thy anger thou shalt break the people in pieces, O God,
8I have declared to thee my life: thou hast set my tears in thy sight, As also in thy promise.
9Then shall my enemies be turned back. In what day soever I shall call upon thee, behold I know thou art my God.
10In God will I praise the word, in the Lord will I praise his speech. In God have I hoped, I will not fear what man can do to me.
11In God will I praise the word, in the Lord will I praise his speech. In God have I hoped, I will not fear what man can do to me.
12In me, O God, are vows to thee, which I will pay, praises to thee:
13Because thou hast delivered my soul from death, my feet from falling: that I may please in the sight of God, in the light of the living.