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Psalm 59:1-2 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

To the director: To the tune “Don’t Destroy.” A miktam of David written when Saul sent people to watch David’s house to try to kill him.

59 God, save me from my enemies.
    Protect me from those who stand against me.
Save me from those who do wrong.
    Save me from those murderers.

Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

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Psalm 59:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 59[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.[b] 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.
Deliver me from evildoers
    and save me from those who are after my blood.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 59:1 In Hebrew texts 59:1-17 is numbered 59:2-18.
  2. Psalm 59:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
New International Version (NIV)

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