¶ To the Chanter, destroy not Michtam of David, when Saul sent to watch the house, to the intent to kill him.Deliver me from mine enemies (O my God) and defend me from them that rise up against me. O deliver me from the wicked doers, and save me from the bloodthirsty men. For lo, they lie in waiting for my soul: the mighty men are gathered together against me, without any offense or fault of me, O LORD. They run, and prepare themselves, without my fault: Arise, come thou help me, and behold. Stond up O LORD God of Hosts, thou God of Israel to visit all Heathen: be not merciful unto them that offend of malicious wickedness. Selah. Let them go to and fro, and run about the city, howling like dogs. Behold, they speak (against me) with their mouth, swords are under their lips, for who reproveth them?
¶ But thou (O LORD) shalt have them in derision, thou shalt laugh all Heathen to scorn. My strength do I ascribe unto thee, for thou (O God) art my defender. God sheweth me his goodness plentiously, God letteth me see my desire upon mine enemies. Slay them not, lest my people forget it: but scatter them abroad with thy power, and put them down, O Lord my defense. For the sin of their mouth, for the words of their lips, and because of their pride, let them be taken: and why? their preaching is of cursing and lies. Consume them in thy wrath, consume them that they may perish, and know that it is God, which ruleth in Iacob and in all the world. Selah. Let them go to and fro, and run about the city, howling like dogs. Let them run here and there for meat, and grudge when they have not enough. As for me, I will sing of thy power, and praise thy mercy by times in the morning: for thou art my defense and refuge in the time of my trouble. Unto thee (O my strength) will I sing, for thou (O God) art my defense, and my merciful God.