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Psalm 59:1-2 The Voice (VOICE)

Psalm 59

For the worship leader. A prayer[a] of David to the tune “Do Not Destroy,”[b] when Saul sent assassins to David’s house.

Psalm 59 was inspired by the time there was a plan to kill David that was thwarted by David’s wife, Michal, who was Saul’s own daughter. She warned her husband, lowered him out of a window, and then deceived her father’s officers into believing David was bedridden with illness (1 Samuel 19:11–17).

Rescue me! Save me, O my God, from my enemies;
    set me in a safe place, far above any who come to attack me.
Rescue me from those malicious people,
    and save me from blood-thirsty murderers.


  1. 59:title Hebrew, miktam, meaning is uncertain.
  2. 59:title Hebrew, al-tashheth, meaning is uncertain.
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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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