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Deliver Me from My Enemies

To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him.

591aDeliver me from my enemies, O my God;

  bprotect me from those who crise up against me;

See Ps. 17:7

See Ps. 20:1

Ps. 143:9; [Ps. 18:48]

2deliver me from dthose who work evil,

  and save me from ebloodthirsty men.

Ps. 5:6

Ps. 94:4

3For behold, they flie in wait for my life;

  fierce men gstir up strife against me.

hFor no transgression or sin of mine, O Lord,

1 Sam. 24:11; [Ps. 7:3; 69:4]

See Ps. 56:6

Ps. 10:9

4  for no fault of mine, they run and make ready.

iAwake, come to meet me, and see!

See Ps. 35:23

5  You, jLord God of hosts, are God of Israel.

Rouse yourself to punish all the nations;

  spare none of those who treacherously plot evil.   Selah

Ps. 80:4; 84:8

6Each evening they kcome back,

  howling like dogs

  and prowling about the city.

[Ps. 22:16]

7There they are, lbellowing with their mouths

  with mswords in their lips

  for n“Who,” they think,2 “will hear us?”

See Job 22:13

See Ps. 57:4

Prov. 15:2, 28; [Ps. 94:4]

Hebrew lacks they think

8But you, O Lord, olaugh at them;

  you hold all the nations in derision.

See Ps. 2:4

9O my Strength, I will watch for you,

  for you, O God, are pmy fortress.

16; See Ps. 9:9

10qMy God in his steadfast love3 rwill meet me;

  God will let me slook in triumph on my enemies.

See Ps. 54:7

Ps. 21:3


Or The God who shows me steadfast love

11Kill them not, lest my people forget;

  make them totter4 by your power and tbring them down,

  O Lord, our ushield!

See Ps. 3:3

See Ps. 55:23

Or wander

12For vthe sin of their mouths, the words of their lips,

  let them be trapped in their pride.

For the cursing and lies that they utter,

See Prov. 12:13

13  wconsume them in wrath;

  consume them till they are no more,

that they may xknow that God rules over Jacob

  to ythe ends of the earth.   Selah

Ps. 22:27

Ps. 83:18

[Ps. 7:9]

14zEach evening they come back,

  howling like dogs

  and prowling about the city.

[Ps. 22:16]

15They awander about for food

  and growl if they do not get their fill.

Ps. 109:10; Job 15:23

16But I will sing of your strength;

  I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.

For you have been to me ba fortress

  and ca refuge in dthe day of my distress.

Ps. 18:6

2 Sam. 22:3


17O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,

  for you, O God, bare my fortress,

  ethe God who shows me steadfast love.


[See 16 above]