1To him that excelleth. Destroy not. A Psalme of David on Michtam. When Saul sent and they did watch the house to kill him. O my God, deliuer mee from mine enemies: defend me from them that rise vp against me. 2Deliuer me from the wicked doers, and saue me from the bloody men. 3For loe, they haue layd waite for my soule: the mightie men are gathered against me, not for mine offence, nor for my sinne, O Lord. 4They runne and prepare themselues without a fault on my part: arise therefore to assist me, and beholde. 5Euen thou, O Lord God of hostes, O God of Israel awake to visit all the heathen, and be not merciful vnto all that transgresse maliciously. Selah. 6They goe to and from in the euening: they barke like dogs, and goe about the citie. 7Behold, they brag in their talke, and swords are in their lips: for, Who, say they, doeth heare? 8But thou, O Lord, shalt haue them in derision, and thou shalt laugh at all the heathen. 9He is strong: but I will waite vpon thee: for God is my defence. 10My mercifull God will preuent me: God wil let me see my desire vpon mine enemies. 11Slay them not, least my people forget it: but scatter them abroad by thy power, and put them downe, O Lord our shield, 12For the sinne of their mouth, and the words of their lips: and let them be taken in their pride, euen for their periurie and lies, that they speake. 13Consume them in thy wrath: consume them that they be no more: and let them knowe that God ruleth in Iaakob, euen vnto the ends of the world. Selah. 14And in the euening they shall go to and from, and barke like dogs, and go about the citie. 15They shall runne here and there for meate: and surely they shall not be satisfied, though they tary all night. 16But I wil sing of thy power, and will prayse thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast bene my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble. 17Vnto thee, O my Strength, wil I sing: for God is my defence, and my mercifull God.