To the chief Musician,18 Altaschith, 7843 55 516 Michtam of David; when Saul sent,2 and they watched4 the house to kill him.
53 Deliver54 me from mine enemies,6 O my God: defend17 me from them that rise up102 against me.
Deliver54 me from the workers6 of iniquity, and save54 me from bloody men.
For, lo, they lie in wait1 for my soul: the mighty are gathered4 against me; not [for] my transgression, nor [for] my sin, O LORD.
They run4 and prepare113 themselves without [my] fault: awake3 to help2 me, and behold.3
Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake54 to visit2 all the heathen: be not merciful4 to any wicked transgressors.6 Selah.
They return4 at evening: they make a noise4 like a dog, and go round about25 the city.
Behold, they belch out55 with their mouth: swords [are] in their lips: for who, [say they], doth hear?6
But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh4 at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.4
[Because of] his strength will I wait4 upon thee: for God [is] my defence.
The God of my mercy shall prevent17 me: God shall let me see55 [my desire] upon mine enemies.6
Slay4 them not, lest my people forget:4 scatter54 them by thy power; and bring them down,54 O Lord our shield.
[For] the sin of their mouth [and] the words of their lips let them even be taken11 in their pride: and for cursing and lying [which] they speak.17
Consume16 [them] in wrath, consume16 [them], that they [may] not [be]: and let them know4 that God ruleth6 in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.
And at evening let them return;4 [and] let them make a noise4 like a dog, and go round about25 the city.
Let them wander up and down55 5128 4 for meat,2 and grudge4 if they be not satisfied.4
But I will sing4 of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud17 of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing:17 for God [is] my defence, [and] the God of my mercy.