To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
For lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not [for] my transgression, nor [for] my sin, O LORD.
They run and prepare themselves without [my] fault: awake to help me, and behold.
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.
They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go about the city.
Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords [are] in their lips: for who, [say they], doth hear?
But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.
[Because of] his strength will I wait upon thee: for God [is] my defense.
The God of my mercy will succor me: God will let me see [my desire] upon my enemies.
Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
[For] the sin of their mouth [and] the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying [which] they speak.
Consume [them] in wrath, consume [them], that they [may] not [be]: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah.
And at evening let them return; [and] let them make a noise like a dog, and go about the city.
Let them wander up and down for food, and grudge if they are not satisfied.
But I will sing of thy power; yes, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.
To thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God [is] my defense, [and] the God of my mercy.