1 <<To the Overcomer [upon], Do not destroy, 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 those that rise up against me.
2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity and save me from bloodthirsty men.
3 For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul; the strong are gathered against me; I [am] not in rebellion, nor [in] sin, O LORD.
4 They run and prepare themselves when [I] have committed no iniquity; awake to help me and behold.
5 Thou, therefore, O LORD God of the hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the Gentiles; be not merciful to any rebellious [workers of] iniquity. Selah.
6 They will return at evening; they will bark like dogs and go round about [outside] the city.
7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords [are] in their lips; for who, [say they], doth hear?
8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the Gentiles in derision.
9 I will reserve his strength unto thee, for God [is] my defence.
10 The God of my mercy shall meet me [on the way]; God shall let me see [my desire] upon my enemies.
11 Slay them not lest my people forget; scatter them by thy power and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
12 [For] the sin of their mouth [and] the words of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride; they shall be subject to weakness and to a curse.
13 Consume [them] in wrath, consume [them] that they [may] not [be] and let them know that God rules in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.
14 And at evening let them return [and] let them bark like dogs and go round about [outside] the city.
15 Let them wander up and down for food and murmur if they are not satisfied.
16 But I will sing of thy power; I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning, for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
17 Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing, for God [is] my defence [and] the God of my mercy.: