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Psalm 58

Unto the end: destroy not. Of David, for a pillar inscription, when Saul sent and watched his house, to kill him.

Rescue me from mine enemies, O God, and redeem me from them that rise up against me.
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from men of blood.
For lo, they have hunted after my soul, the mighty have set upon me; not for mine iniquity, nor for my sin, O Lord.
I ran and directed my steps without iniquity; arise to meet me, and behold.
And Thou, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, look to visit all the heathen; be not merciful to any that work iniquity.
They shall return at evening, and hunger like dogs, and go round about the city.
Behold, they shall utter a sound with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips: For who, say they, hath heard us? But Thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them; Thou shalt bring all the nations to nought.
O my strength, I will keep watch for Thee; for Thou, O God, art my helper.
As for my God, His mercy shall prevent me; God shall reveal it unto me among mine enemies.
Slay them not, lest at any time they forget Thy law: scatter them by Thy power, and bring them down, O Lord my defender.
For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, let them be taken captive in their pride.
And for their cursing and lying shall their utter destruction be made known, in the wrath of utter destruction.
And they shall be no more, and they shall know that God is Lord of Jacob, and of the ends of the earth.
They shall return at evening, and hunger like dogs, and go round about the city.
They shall be scattered abroad to eat; they shall murmur if they be not satisfied.
But I will sing of Thy power; yea, I will rejoice in Thy mercy in the morning. For Thou art become my helper and my refuge in the day of my trouble.
Thou art my helper, unto Thee will I sing, for Thou, O God, art my helper; my God, Thou art my mercy.