Psalm 59:1-9 NIV

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 Deliver me from my enemies, O God;1 protect me from those who rise up against me.2

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2 Deliver me from evildoers3 and save me from bloodthirsty men.4

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3 See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire5 against me for no offense or sin of mine, O LORD.

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4 I have done no wrong,6 yet they are ready to attack me.7 Arise to help me; look on my plight!8

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5 O LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel,9 rouse yourself10 to punish all the nations;11 show no mercy to wicked traitors.12 "Selah"

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6 They return at evening, snarling like dogs,13 and prowl about the city.

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7 See what they spew from their mouths14-- they spew out swords15 from their lips, and they say, "Who can hear us?"16

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8 But you, O LORD, laugh at them;17 you scoff at all those nations.18

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9 O my Strength,19 I watch for you; you, O God, are my fortress,20

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