To the chief Musician. ‘Destroy not.’ Of David. Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.
1Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God#GodHebrew: Elohim secure me on high from them that rise up against me. 2Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from men of blood. 3For behold, they lie in wait for my soul; strong ones are gathered against me: not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah. 4They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to meet me, and behold. 5Yea, do thou, Jehovah, the God#GodHebrew: Elohim of hosts, the God#GodHebrew: Elohim of Israel, arise to visit all the nations: be not gracious to any plotters of iniquity. Selah. 6They return in the evening; they howl like a dog, and go round about the city: 7Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips: for who say they doth hear?
8But thou, Jehovah, wilt laugh at them; thou wilt have all the nations in derision. 9Their strength! ...I will take heed to thee; for God#GodHebrew: Elohim is my high fortress. 10God, whose loving-kindness will come to meet me, — God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies. 11Slay them not, lest my people forget; by thy power make them wander, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield. 12Because of the sin of their mouth, the word of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride; and because of cursing and lying which they speak. 13Make an end in wrath, make an end, that they may be no more; that they may know that God#GodHebrew: Elohim ruleth in Jacob, unto the ends of the earth. Selah. 14And in the evening they shall return, they shall howl like a dog, and go round about the city. 15They shall wander about for meat, and stay all night if they be not satisfied. 16But as for me, I will sing of thy strength; yea, I will sing aloud of thy loving-kindness in the morning; for thou hast been to me a high fortress, and a refuge in the day of my trouble. 17Unto thee, my strength, will I sing psalms; for God#GodHebrew: Elohim is my high fortress, the God#GodHebrew: Elohim of my mercy.