59:1 Deliver me from my enemies, my God!
Rescue me from violent men! 8
powerful men stalk 10 me,
but not because I have rebelled or sinned, O Lord. 11
4 tn Heb “when Saul sent and they watched his house in order to kill him.”
sn According to the superscription, David wrote this psalm on the occasion when Saul sent assassins to surround David’s house and kill him in the morning (see 1 Sam 19:11). However, the psalm itself mentions foreign enemies (vv. 5, 8). Perhaps these references reflect a later adaptation of an original Davidic psalm.
5 tn Or “make me secure”; Heb “set me on high.”
6 tn Heb “from those who raise themselves up [against] me.”
7 tn Heb “from the workers of wickedness.”
8 tn Heb “from men of bloodshed.”
9 tn Heb “my life.”
11 sn The point is that the psalmist’s enemies have no justifiable reason for attacking him. He has neither rebelled or sinned against the