To the director. “Do not bring to ruin.” Of David. Mikʹtam.* When Saul sent, and they kept watching the house, to put him to death.+ 59 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;+From those rising up against me may you protect me.+ 2 Deliver me from the practicers of what is hurtful,+And from bloodguilty men save me. 3 For, look! they have lain in wait for my soul;+Strong ones make an attack upon me,+For no revolt on my part, nor any sin on my part, O Jehovah.+ 4 Though there is no error, they run and get themselves ready.+Do rouse yourself at my calling and see.+ 5 And you, O Jehovah God of armies, are the God of Israel.+Do wake up to turn your attention to all the nations.+Do not show favor to any hurtful traitors.+ Seʹlah. 6 They keep returning at evening time;+They keep barking like a dog+ and go all around the city.+ 7 Look! They make a bubbling forth with their mouth;+Swords are on their lips,+For who is listening?+ 8 But you yourself, O Jehovah, will laugh at them;+You will hold all the nations in derision.+ 9 O my Strength,* toward you I will keep watch;+For God is my secure height.+ 10 The God of loving-kindness* to me* will himself confront me;+God himself will cause me to look upon my foes.+ 11 Do not kill them, that my people may not forget.+By your vital energy make them wander about,+And bring them down, O our shield Jehovah,*+ 12 [For] the sin of their mouth, the word of their lips;+And may they be caught in their pride,+Even for the cursing and the deception that they rehearse. 13 Bring [them] to an end in rage;+Bring [them] to an end, that they may not be;And may they know that God is ruling in Jacob to the ends of the earth.+ Seʹlah. 14 And let them return at evening time;Let them bark like a dog and go all around the city.+ 15 Let those very ones wander about for something to eat;+Let them not be satisfied or stay overnight.+ 16 But as for me, I shall sing of your strength,+And in the morning I shall joyfully tell about your loving-kindness.+For you have proved to be a secure height for me+And a place to which to flee in the day of my distress.+ 17 O my Strength, to you I will make melody,+For God is my secure height, the God of loving-kindness to me.+
^ See 16:Sup ftn.
^ “My Strength,” TLXXVg and several Heb. mss; M, “His (One’s) Strength.”
^ Or, “loyal love.”
^ “To me,” MmarginT and many Heb. mss.
^ One of 134 scribal changes from YHWH to ʼAdho·naiʹ. See App 1B.