1: Be merciful to me, God, for man wants to swallow me up. All day long, he attacks and oppresses me.
2: My enemies want to swallow me up all day long, for they are many who fight proudly against me.
3: When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.
4: In God, I praise his word. In God, I put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
5: All day long they twist my words. All their thoughts are against me for evil.
6: They conspire and lurk, watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.
7: Shall they escape by iniquity? In anger cast down the peoples, God.
8: You number my wanderings. You put my tears into your bottle. Aren't they in your book?
9: Then my enemies shall turn back in the day that I call. I know this, that God is for me.
10: In God, I will praise his word. In Yahweh, I will praise his word.
11: I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
12: Your vows are on me, God. I will give thank offerings to you.
13: For you have delivered my soul from death, and prevented my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living. Psalm 57 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." A poem by David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.