Psalm 59:1
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;

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise 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.

Christian Standard Bible
Rescue me from my enemies, my God; protect me from those who rise up against me.

Contemporary English Version
Save me, God! Protect me from enemy attacks!

Good News Translation
Save me from my enemies, my God; protect me from those who attack 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
[For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." A poem by David, when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.] 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For the end. Destroy not: by David for a memorial, when Saul sent, and watched his house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O God; and ransom me from those 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.
Study Bible
Deliver Me From My Enemies
1For the choirmaster. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise against me. 2Deliver me from workers of iniquity, and save me from men of bloodshed.…
Cross References
Genesis 32:11
Please deliver me from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid that he may come and attack me, and also the mothers and their children with me.

1 Samuel 19:11
Then Saul sent messengers to David's house to watch him and kill him in the morning. But David's wife Michal warned him, "If you do not run for your life tonight, tomorrow you will be dead!"

Psalm 18:17
He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from foes too mighty for me.

Psalm 18:48
who delivers me from my enemies. You exalt me above my foes; You rescue me from violent men.

Psalm 20:1
May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.

Psalm 69:29
But I am in pain and distress; let Your salvation protect me, O God.

Psalm 91:14
"Because he loves me, I will deliver him; because he knows My name, I will protect him.

Psalm 107:41
But He lifts the needy from affliction and increases their families like flocks.

Psalm 119:170
May my plea come before You; rescue me according to Your promise.

Psalm 143:9
Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD; I flee to You for refuge.

Treasury of Scripture

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

A.

Psalm 57:1
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

Psalm 58:1
To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David. Do ye indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do ye judge uprightly, O ye sons of men?

Michtam.

when

Judges 16:2,3
And it was told the Gazites, saying, Samson is come hither. And they compassed him in, and laid wait for him all night in the gate of the city, and were quiet all the night, saying, In the morning, when it is day, we shall kill him…

1 Samuel 19:11
Saul also sent messengers unto David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying, If thou save not thy life to night, to morrow thou shalt be slain.

2 Corinthians 11:32,33
In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me: …

Deliver

Psalm 7:1,2
Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: …

Psalm 18:48
He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

Psalm 71:4
Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

defend me [heb.

Psalm 12:5
For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

Psalm 91:14
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

Isaiah 33:16
He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.







Lexicon
For the choirmaster.
לַמְנַצֵּ֣חַ (lam·naṣ·ṣê·aḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5329: To glitter from afar, to be eminent, to be permanent

To the tune of
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew

“Do Not Destroy.”
תַּשְׁחֵת֮ (taš·ḥêṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 516: destroy not', a phrase in Psalm titles

A Miktam
מִ֫כְתָּ֥ם (miḵ·tām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4387: A technical term in psalm titles

of David,
לְדָוִ֪ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

when Saul
שָׁא֑וּל (šā·’ūl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7586: Saul -- first king of Israel, also an Edomite and two Israelites

sent
בִּשְׁלֹ֥חַ (biš·lō·aḥ)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

men to watch
וַֽיִּשְׁמְר֥וּ (way·yiš·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

[his] house
הַ֝בַּ֗יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

to kill him.
לַהֲמִיתֽוֹ׃ (la·hă·mî·ṯōw)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4191: To die, to kill

Deliver me
הַצִּילֵ֖נִי (haṣ·ṣî·lê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

from my enemies,
מֵאֹיְבַ֥י ׀ (mê·’ō·yə·ḇay)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary

O my God;
אֱלֹהָ֑י (’ĕ·lō·hāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

protect me
תְּשַׂגְּבֵֽנִי׃ (tə·śag·gə·ḇê·nî)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7682: To be, lofty, inaccessible, safe, strong

from those who rise against me.
מִּמִתְקוֹמְמַ֥י (mi·miṯ·qō·wm·may)
Preposition-m | Verb - Hitpael - Participle - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand
(1) Defend me.--Literally, set me on high, i.e., place me on some lofty and secure height.

Verse 1. - Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God. This is David's almost constant cry (see Psalm 7:1; Psalm 17:13; Psalm 22:20; Psalm 25:20; Psalm 31:1, 2, 15; Psalm 35:17; Psalm 40:13; Psalm 43:1; Psalm 69:18; Psalm 70:1, 4; Psalm 109:21, etc.). He has enemies, both domestic and foreign. In his early youth Saul becomes his enemy out of jealousy; then most of Saul's courtiers espouse their master's quarrel, he has enemies at the court of Achish; enemies in his family, even among his sons, as Absalom enemies among his counsellors, as Ahithophel; foreign enemies on all sides of him - Philistines, Edomites, Moabites, Ammonites, Amalekites, Syrians, Mesopotamians, etc. Against all of them he invokes God's aid, and by God's aid he triumphs over all. Defend me from them that rise up against me; or, set me on high above them (Kay, Revised Version). David's domestic foes "rose up against him," no less than his foreign foes; made war on him; sought to seize his person, and put him to death. 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.
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