9 (For the one directing. Set to Do Not Destroy. Mikhtam Dovid. When Sha’ul sent and they watched [Dovid’s] bais to kill him) Save me from mine enemies, O Elohai; protect me from them that rise up against me.
Deliver me from the po’alei aven (workers of iniquity), and save me from anshei damim (bloody men).
For, hinei, they lie in wait for my nefesh; the fierce stir up strife against me; not for my peysha, nor for my chattat, Hashem.
They run and prepare themselves without my avon (wrong, fault); awake to help me, and see.
Thou therefore, Hashem Elohim Tzva’os, Elohei Yisroel, rouse Thyself to visit [in punishment] kol HaGoyim; be not merciful to any bogedei aven (wicked boged [traitor]). Selah.
They return at erev; they growl like a kelev (dog), and prowl around the Ir.
Hinei, they belch out with their mouth; charavot (swords) are in their sfatot (lips); for who, say they, doth hear?
But Thou, Hashem, shalt laugh at them; Thou shalt have all the Goyim in derision.
O my Strength, I will be shomer to watch for Thee; for Elohim is my stronghold.
The G-d of my chesed shall come to meet me; Elohim shall let me see [the end] of my shorer (watchers, [i.e., slandering foes insidiously fixated on me and lying in wait]).
Slay them not, lest my people forget; scatter them by Thy power; and bring them down, Adonoi mogineinu (our Shield).
For the chattat of their mouth and the davar of their sfatayim let them even be caught in their ga’on (pride); and for the cursing and lying which they speak.
Consume them in chemah (wrath), consume them, till they are no more; and let them know that Elohim ruleth in Ya’akov unto the ends of ha’aretz. Selah.
And at erev let them return; and let them growl like a kelev, and prowl around the Ir.
Let them wander up and down for okhel (food), and howl if they be not satisfied.
But I will sing of Thy oz; yes, I will sing aloud of Thy chesed in the boker; for Thou hast been my stronghold and refuge in the day of my tzoros.
Unto Thee, O my Strength, will I sing; for Elohim is my strongold, and the Elohim of my chesed.