Psalm 59:1-8 NIV

Psalm 59:1-8

Psalm 5959 In Hebrew texts 59:1-17 is numbered 59:2-18.

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.59:0 Probably a literary or musical term 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.

See how they lie in wait for me!

Fierce men conspire against me

for no offense or sin of mine, Lord.

I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me.

Arise to help me; look on my plight!

You, Lord God Almighty,

you who are the God of Israel,

rouse yourself to punish all the nations;

show no mercy to wicked traitors.59:5 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 13.

They return at evening,

snarling like dogs,

and prowl about the city.

See what they spew from their mouths—

the words from their lips are sharp as swords,

and they think, “Who can hear us?”

But you laugh at them, Lord;

you scoff at all those nations.

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