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A Prayer for Protection

For the music director, according to Do Not Destroy.

Of David. A miktam.

When Saul dispatched men and they watched the house to kill him.[a]

59 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God.
Protect[b] me from those who rise up against me.
Deliver me from workers of iniquity,
and from men of bloodshed save me.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 59:1 The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
  2. Psalm 59:1 The sense is that of making something inaccessibly high, like a fortress

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