Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies.
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.
1Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
2Deliver me from those who do iniquity,
3For behold, they have set an ambush for my life;
4For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me.
5And Thou, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel,
6They return at evening, they howl like a dog,
7Behold, they belch forth with their mouth;
8But Thou, O LORD, dost laugh at them;
9Because of his strength I will watch for Thee,
10My God in His lovingkindness will meet me;
11Do not slay them, lest my people forget;
12On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips,
13Destroy them in wrath, destroy them, that they may be no more;
14And they return at evening, they howl like a dog,
15They wander about for food,
16But as for me, I shall sing of Thy strength;
17O my strength, I will sing praises to Thee;