|←Psalm 58||Tanakh , translated by Wikisource
Ketuvim, Tehilim: Psalm 59
|Sources: Rashi, Metzudat David|
1. For the Leader, a plea to be spared from destruction; by David, a michtam; when Shaul dispatched and they guarded the house to slay him. 2. Rescue me from my enemies, my God; from those who rise up against me, save me. 3. Save me from workers of iniquity; and from bloodthirsty men rescue me. 4. For behold, they lurked for my soul; strong men lodge against me, neither for any transgression of mine nor for any sin of mine, Adonai. 5. Without any iniquity [of mine], they run and prepare themselves; awaken [Yourself] towards me and see. 6. And You, Adonai-Elohim Tzevaot, God of Israel, arise to visit upon all the nations; be not gracious to any treacherous workers of iniquity, Selah. 7. They return in the evening, they howl like a dog and go round about the city. 8. Behold, they spew forth with their mouth; [they have] swords in their lips, for who hears? 9. But You, Adonai, will laugh at them; You will mock all the nations. 10. [In face of] his strength, for You do I wait, for Elohim is my stronghold. 11. The God of my kindness will precede me; Elohim will show me what befalls my watchful foes. 12. Do not kill them, lest my people forget; make them wander [destitute] with Your power and bring them down, Adonai our Shield. 13. The sin of their mouth is the word of their lips, and they will be seized because of their haughtiness, and because of the curse and the lies that they tell. 14. Destroy [them] with wrath, destroy them so they be no longer, and let [people] know that Elohim rules in Yaacov to the ends of the earth, Selah. 15. And let them return towards evening, let them howl like dogs and go round about the city. 16. Groaning [for food] they will roam about to eat; if they are not sated, they will lodge. 17. And I will sing of Your power, and I will sing praises of Your kindness in the morning, for You were my stronghold and a refuge on a day that I was in straits. 18. My strength! To You will I sing, for Elohim is my stronghold, God of my kindness.