For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David. When Saul sent agents to watch the house and kill him.q
1 Rescue me from my enemies, my God;r
protect me from those who rise up against me.s
and save me from men of bloodshed.t
3 Because look, Lord, they set an ambush for me.u
Powerful men attack me,
but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine.v
they run and take up a position.
Awake to help me, and take notice.w
Rise up to punish all the nations;
do not show favor to any wicked traitors.x
and prowling around the city.y
“For who,” they say, “will hear?”aa
you ridicule all the nations.ab
9 I will keep watch for you, myE strength,
because God is my stronghold.ac
10 My faithful GodF will come to meet me;
God will let me look down on my adversaries.ad
By your power, make them homeless wanderersae
Lord, our shield.a
let them be caught in their pride.
They utter curses and lies.b
consume them until they are gone.c
Then people will know throughoutA the earth
that God rules over Jacob.d
and prowling around the city.e
they growl if they are not satisfied.f
and will joyfully proclaim
your faithful love in the morning.g
For you have been a stronghold for me,
a refuge in my day of trouble.h
because God is my stronghold—
my faithful God.i
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