2 Have mercy on me, O God, because man has trampled over me. All day long, he has afflicted me by fighting against me.
3 My enemies have trampled over me all day long. For those who make war against me are many.
4 From the height of the day, I will be afraid. But truly, I will hope in you.
5 In God, I will praise my words. In God, I have put my trust. I will not fear what flesh can do to me.
6 All day long, they curse my words. All their intentions are for evil against me.
7 They will dwell and hide themselves. They will watch my heel, just as they waited for my soul;
8 because of this, nothing will save them. In your anger, you will crush the people.
9 O God, I have announced my life to you. You have placed my tears in your sight, and even in your promise.
10 Then my enemies will be turned back. On whatever day that I call upon you, behold, I know that you are my God.
11 In God, I will praise the word. In the Lord, I will praise his speech. In God, I have hoped. I will not fear what man can do to me.
12 My vows to you, O God, are in me. I will repay them. Praises be to you.
13 For you have rescued my soul from death and my feet from slipping, so that I may be pleasing in the sight of God, in the light of the living.
1 Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7
6 Now when David returned, after he had struck down the Philistine, the women went out, from all the cities of Israel, leading the singing and dancing, rejoicing with timbrels and bells, so as to meet king Saul.
7 And the women sang, as they played, saying, "Saul has struck down a thousand, and David ten thousand."
8 Then Saul became exceedingly angry, and this word was displeasing in his eyes. And he said: "They have given David ten thousand, and to me they gave only one thousand. What is left for him, except the kingdom itself?"
9 Therefore, Saul did not regard David with a good eye, from that day and thereafter.
1 Now Saul spoke to his son Jonathan, and to all his servants, so that they would kill David. But Jonathan, the son of Saul, loved David very much.
2 And Jonathan revealed it to David, saying: "Saul, my father, is seeking to kill you. Because of this, I ask you, take care for yourself in the morning. And you should conceal yourself and remain in hiding.
3 Then I, going out, will be standing beside my father in the field, where you will be. And I will speak about you to my father. And whatever I see, I will report to you."
4 Then Jonathan spoke good things about David to his father Saul. And he said to him: "You should not sin, O king, against your servant David. For he has not sinned against you, and his works toward you are very good.
5 And he took his life in his own hand, and struck down the Philistine. And the Lord wrought a great salvation for all of Israel. You saw it, and you rejoiced. Why then would you sin against innocent blood by killing David, who is without guilt?"
6 And when Saul had heard this, being pleased by the voice of Jonathan, he swore, "As the Lord lives, he shall not be killed."
7 And so Jonathan called David, and he revealed to him all of these words. And Jonathan led in David to Saul, and he was before him, just as he had been yesterday and the day before.
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