Miserere mei, Deus
Be merciful unto me, O God, for man goeth about to devour
me; he is daily fighting, and troubling me. Mine enemies
are daily at hand to swallow me up; for they be many
that fight against me, O thou Most Highest. Nevertheless,
though I am sometimes afraid, yet put I my trust in thee. I
will praise God, because of his word; I have put my trust in
God, and will not fear what flesh can do unto me. They daily
mistake my words; all that they imagine is to do me evil.
They hold all together, and keep themselves close, and mark
my steps, when they lay wait for my soul. Shall they escape
for their wickedness? Thou, O God, in thy displeasure shalt
cast them down.
Thou tellest my flittings; put my tears into thy bottle. Are
not these things noted in thy book? Whensoever I call upon
thee, then shall mine enemies be put to flight. This I know,
for God is on my side. In God’s word will I rejoice; in the
Lord’s word will I comfort me. Yea, in God have I put my
trust; I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
Unto thee, O God, will I pay my vows; unto thee will I give
thanks. For thou hast delivered my soul from death, and my
feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of
[Psalms of Coverdale: edited by w. s. peterson and valerie macys]
NET Bible for Study
To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David,
when the Philistines took him in Gath.
Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up;
he fighting daily oppresseth me.
Mine enemies would daily swallow me up:
for they be many that fight against me, O thou most High.
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust;
I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
Every day they wrest my words: all their thoughts are against me for evil.
They gather themselves together, they hide themselves,
they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
Shall they escape by iniquity? in thine anger cast down the people, O God.
Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?
When I cry unto thee, then shall mine enemies turn back:
this I know; for God is for me.
In God will I praise his word: in the LORD will I praise his word.
In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.
Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
For thou hast delivered my soul from death:
wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling,
that I may walk before God in the light of the living?