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Psalm 59:1-2 Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV)

Psalm 59

They Lie in Wait

For the choir director. “Do Not Destroy.”[a] By David. A miktam.
When Saul had sent men, and they watched the house to kill David.[b]

Opening Plea

Deliver me from my enemies, my God.
You set me high above those who rise up against me.
Deliver me from evildoers.
Save me from bloodthirsty men.


  1. Psalm 59:1 This may be the name of the tune.
  2. Psalm 59:1 See 1 Samuel 19.
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Psalm 59:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 59[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.[b] When Saul had sent men to watch David’s house in order to kill him.

Deliver me from my enemies, O God;
    be my fortress against those who are attacking me.
Deliver me from evildoers
    and save me from those who are after my blood.


  1. Psalm 59:1 In Hebrew texts 59:1-17 is numbered 59:2-18.
  2. Psalm 59:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
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