Parallel
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For the music leader. Do not destroy. A miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch the house in order to kill him.
1Oh, my God, deliver me from my enemies;
put me out of reach from those who rise up against me.
2Deliver me from evildoers;
save me from the bloodthirsty.
3Look at how they lie in ambush for my life!
Powerful people are attacking me, LORD
but not because of any error or sin of mine.
4They run and take their stand—
but not because of any fault of mine.
Get up when I cry out to you!
Look at what’s happening!
5You are the LORD God of heavenly forces,
the God of Israel!
Wake up and punish all the nations!
Grant no mercy to any wicked traitor! Selah
6They come back every evening,
growling like dogs,
prowling around the city.
7See what they belch out with their mouths:
swords are between their lips!
Who can listen to them?#Heb uncertain
8But you, LORD, laugh at them.
You mock all the nations.
9I keep looking for you, my strength,
because God is my stronghold.
10My loving God will come to meet me.
God will allow me to look down on my enemies.
11Don’t kill them, or my people might forget;
instead, by your power
shake them up and bring them down,
you who are our shield and my Lord.
12For the sin of their mouths,
the words that they speak,
let them be captured in their pride.
For the curses and lies they repeat,
13finish them off in anger;
finish them off until they are gone!
Then let it be known to the ends of the earth
that God rules over Jacob. Selah
14They come back every evening,
growling like dogs,
prowling around the city.
15They roam about for food,
and if they don’t get their fill,
they stay all night.
16But me? I will sing of your strength!
In the morning I will shout out loud
about your faithful love
because you have been my stronghold,
my shelter when I was distraught.
17I will sing praises to you, my strength,
because God is my stronghold,
my loving God.