For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A miktam of David when Saul sent men to watch David’s house to kill him.
59 God, save me from my enemies. Protect me from those who come against me. 2 Save me from those who do evil. Save me from murderers.
3 Look, men are waiting to attack me. Cruel men attack me. But I have not sinned or done wrong, Lord. 4 I have done nothing wrong, but they are ready to attack me. Wake up to help me and look. 5 You are the Lord God of heaven’s armies, the God of Israel. Come and punish those people. Do not give those traitors any mercy. Selah
6 They come back at night. Like dogs they growl and roam around the city. 7 Notice what comes from their mouths. Insults come from their lips. They say, “Who’s listening?” 8 But, Lord, you laugh at them. You make fun of all of them.
9 God, my strength, I wait for you. God, you are my protection. 10 My God loves me, and he will be with me. He will help me defeat my enemies. 11 Lord, our protector, do not kill them. If you do, my people will forget. With your power scatter them and defeat them. 12 They sin by what they say. They sin with their words. They curse and tell lies. So let their pride trap them. 13 Destroy them in your anger. Destroy them completely! Then they will know that God rules over Israel and to the ends of the earth. Selah
14 They come back at night. Like dogs they growl and roam around the city. 15 They wander about looking for food. And they howl if they do not find enough. 16 But I will sing about your strength. In the morning I will sing about your love. You are my protection, my place of safety in times of trouble. 17 God, my strength, I will sing praises to you. God, my protection, you are the God who loves me.
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