To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.
1 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.
2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not my transgression, nor my sin, O LORD.
4 They run and prepare themselves without fault: awake to help me, and behold.
5 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.
6 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords in their lips: for who, , doth hear?
8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.
9 his strength will I wait upon thee: for God my defence.
10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see upon mine enemies.
11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
12 the sin of their mouth the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying they speak.
13 Consume in wrath, consume , that they not : and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.
14 And at evening let them return; let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
15 Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.
16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God my defence, the God of my mercy.