For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam. When Saul had sent men to watch David’s house in order to kill him.

1 abDeliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.
References for Psalms 59:1
    • ö 59:1 - In Hebrew texts 59:1-17 is numbered 59:2-18.
    • ÷ 59:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 Deliver me from evildoers and save me from those who are after my blood.
      3 See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, LORD.
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      4 I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Arise to help me; look on my plight!
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      5 You, LORD God Almighty, you who are the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish all the nations; show no mercy to wicked traitors.c
      References for Psalms 59:5
        • ø 59:5 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 13.
          6 They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.
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          7 See what they spew from their mouths— the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, “Who can hear us?”
          8 But you laugh at them, LORD; you scoff at all those nations.
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          9 You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,
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