Deliver Me from My Enemies
To the choirmaster: according to aDo Not Destroy. A bMiktam ▼▼Probably a musical or liturgical term of David, dwhen Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him. 1 eDeliver me from my enemies, O my God;
fprotect me from those who grise up against me;
2deliver me from hthose who work evil,
and save me from ibloodthirsty men.
3 For behold, they jlie in wait for my life;
fierce men kstir up strife against me.
lFor no transgression or sin of mine, O Lord,
4for no fault of mine, they run and make ready.
mAwake, come to meet me, and see!
5You, nLord God of hosts, are God of Israel.
Rouse yourself to punish all the nations;
spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah
6 Each evening they ocome back,
howling like dogs
and prowling about the city.
7There they are pbellowing with their mouths
with qswords in their lips—
for r“Who,” they think, ▼
▼Hebrew lacks they think“will hear us?”
8 But you, O Lord, tlaugh at them;
you hold all the nations in derision.
9O my Strength, I will watch for you,
for you, O God, are umy fortress.
10 vMy God in his steadfast love ▼
▼Or The God who shows me steadfast lovexwill meet me;
God will let me ylook in triumph on my enemies.
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