To the Chief Musician. “Do not Destroy.” A precious Psalm of David. When Saul sent, and they watched the house, to kill him.
59 Rescue me from my foes, O my God, From them who lift themselves up against me wilt thou set me on high:
2 Rescue me from the workers of iniquity, And from the men of bloodshed save me.
3 For lo! they have lain in wait for my life, Mighty ones stir up strife against me, Without transgression of mine and without sin of mine, O Yahweh;
4 For no iniquity do they run that they may take their stand, Rouse thyself to meet me and see.
5 Thou therefore, O Yahweh, God of hosts, God of Israel Awake to visit all the nations, Do not shew favour to any iniquitous traitors. [Selah.
6 They return at evening, They growl like a dog, And go round the city.
7 Lo! they belch forth with their mouth, Swords are in their lips, For [say they] Who doth hear?
8 Thou therefore, O Yahweh, wilt laugh at them, Thou wilt mock at all nations.
9 O my Strength unto thee will I make melody, For God is my high tower.
10 My God of lovingkindness will come to meet me, God will let me look on mine adversaries.
11 Do not slay them lest my people forget, Cause them to wander by thy strength and prostrate them, [Thou] our shield, O Lord!
12 The sin of their mouth, The word of their lips Let them then be captured in their pride, Both for the oath and for the deception they record.
13 Bring to a full end in wrath, Bring to a full end that they be no more,—That men may know that God is ruling in Jacob, Unto the ends of the earth. [Selah.
14 Let them return then at evening, Let them growl like a dog, And go round the city.
15 They may prowl about for food,—And if they are not satisfied then let them whine!
16 But I will sing thy power And will shout aloud in the morning thy lovingkindness,—For thou has become a refuge for me, And a place to flee to in the day of my distress.
17 O my Strength, unto thee will I make melody, For God is my high tower, my God of lovingkindness.