1 God, people have attacked me, so be merciful to me. They have been constantly chasing me and fighting me. 2 My enemies attack me constantly. There are too many fighters to count. 3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 I trust God, so I am not afraid of what people can do to me! I praise God for his promise to me. 5 My enemies are always twisting my words. They are always making plans against me. 6 They hide together and watch my every move, hoping for some way to kill me. 7 God, send them away because of the bad things they did. Send them away to ˻suffer˼ the anger of foreign nations. 8 You know I am very upset. You know how much I have cried. Surely you have kept an account of all my tears. 9 So, defeat my enemies when I call to you for help. I know you can do it. You are God! 10 I praise God for his promise. I praise the Lord for his promise to me. 11 I trust God, so I am not afraid of what people can do to me! 12 God, I made special promises to you. And I will do what I promised. I will give you my thank offering. 13 Why? Because you saved me from death. You kept me from being defeated. So I will worship God in the light that only living people can see.