Psalm 59:1
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New International Version
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. Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David, regarding the time Saul sent soldiers to watch David's house in order to kill him. To be sung to the tune "Do Not Destroy!" Rescue me from my enemies, O God. Protect me from those who have come to destroy me.

English Standard Version
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me;

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: "Do Not Destroy." A Davidic Miktam. When Saul sent agents to watch the house and kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, my God; protect me from those who rise up against me.

International Standard Version
Save me from my enemies, my God! Keep me safe from those who rise up against me.

NET Bible
For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a prayer of David, written when Saul sent men to surround his house and murder him. Deliver me from my enemies, my God! Protect me from those who attack me!

New Heart English Bible
Deliver me from my enemies, my God. Set me on high from those who rise up against me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Save me from my enemies, oh, God, and from those who stand against me, lift me up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; [al tashcheth]; a [miktam] by David when Saul sent men to watch David's home and kill him.] Rescue me from my enemies, O my God. Protect me from those who attack me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader; Al-tashheth. [A Psalm] of David; Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God; Set me on high from them that rise up against me.

New American Standard 1977
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
            Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; defend me from those that rise up against me.

King James 2000 Bible
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

American King James Version
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

American Standard Version
Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: Set me on high from them that rise up against me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, destroy not, for David for an inscription of It title, when Saul sent and watched his house to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; and defend me from them that rise up against me.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. 'Destroy not.' Of David. Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.} Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God; secure me on high from them that rise up against me.

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David: Michtam: when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: set me on high from them that rise up against me.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
Deliver me from my enemies, my God. Set me on high from those who rise up against me.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- 'Destroy not,' by David. -- A secret treasure, in Saul's sending, and they watch the house to put him to death. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God, From my withstanders set me on high.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
59:1-7 In these words we hear the voice of David when a prisoner in his own house; the voice of Christ when surrounded by his merciless enemies; the voice of the church when under bondage in the world; and the voice of the Christian when under temptation, affliction, and persecution. And thus earnestly should we pray daily, to be defended and delivered from our spiritual enemies, the temptations of Satan, and the corruptions of our own hearts. We should fear suffering as evil-doers, but not be ashamed of the hatred of workers of iniquity. It is not strange, if those regard not what they themselves say, who have made themselves believe that God regards not what they say. And where there is no fear of God, there is nothing to secure proper regard to man.
Study Bible
Deliver Me from My Enemies, My God
1For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me. 2Deliver me from those who do iniquity And save me from men of bloodshed.…
Cross References
Genesis 32:11
"Deliver me, I pray, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau; for I fear him, that he will come and attack me and the mothers with the children.

1 Samuel 19:11
Then Saul sent messengers to David's house to watch him, in order to put him to death in the morning. But Michal, David's wife, told him, saying, "If you do not save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be put to death."

Psalm 18:17
He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.

Psalm 18:48
He delivers me from my enemies; Surely You lift me above those who rise up against me; You rescue me from the violent man.

Psalm 20:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high!

Psalm 69:29
But I am afflicted and in pain; May Your salvation, O God, set me securely on high.

Psalm 91:14
"Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name.

Psalm 107:41
But He sets the needy securely on high away from affliction, And makes his families like a flock.

Psalm 119:170
Let my supplication come before You; Deliver me according to Your word.

Psalm 143:9
Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; I take refuge in You.
Treasury of Scripture

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

A.M.

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Michtam. The seven poems of the celebrated Arabian poets who flourished before the time of Mohammed, called Moallakat, from being suspended on the walls of the temple of Mecca, were also called Modhabat, `golden' because they were written in [letters of gold] on the papyrus; and probably this is another reason why the six poems of David were called [golden]

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Deliver

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Psalm 18:48 He delivers me from my enemies: yes, you lift me up above those that …

Psalm 71:4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand …

Psalm 143:12 And of your mercy cut off my enemies, and destroy all them that afflict …

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defend me [heb.] set me on high

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