1 For the music director, according to Do Not Destroy. Of David. A miktam. When Saul dispatched men and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God. Protect me from those who rise up against me.
Psalms 59:1 Cross References - VIN
2 The people of Gaza discovered that Samson was there. They surrounded the place and waited for him all night long at the city gate. They were quiet all night, thinking: "We will wait until daybreak and kill him." 3 But Samson lay until the middle of the night; he got up in the middle of the night and took hold of the doors of the city gate and the two door posts, tore them loose with the bar, put them on his shoulders, and carried them up to the top of the hill that is in front of Hebron.
11 Saul sent messengers to David's house to watch him and to kill him in the morning. Michal, David's wife, told him, If you don't save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed. 12 So Michal let David down through the window. He fled and escaped. 13 Michal took an idol and laid it in the bed, put a pillow of goats' hair at its head, and covered it with the clothes. 14 When Saul sent the messengers to take David, Michal said, "He's sick." 15 And Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed so that I may kill him. 16 And when the men came in, there was the image in the bed, with the cushion of goat's hair at its head 17 Saul said to Michal, Why have you deceived me like this and let my enemy go, so that he has escaped? Michal answered Saul, He said to me, 'Let me go! Why should I kill you?'. 18 So David fled and escaped, and he came to Samuel at Ramah and told him all that Saul had done to him. Then he and Samuel went and stayed in Naioth. 19 And it was told to Saul, "David is in Naioth in Ramah." 20 So Saul sent messengers to capture David. When they saw the company of the prophets prophesying and Samuel standing as chief over them, then the Spirit of God came upon Saul's messengers, and they also prophesied. 21 So they told Saul, and he sent other messengers, and they also prophesied. Again Saul sent messengers a third time, and they also prophesied. 22 Then he went himself to Ramah, and came to the great well that is in Secu, and he asked, Where are Samuel and David? Someone said, They are at Naioth in Ramah. 23 So he went there to Naioth in Ramah and the Spirit of God came upon him also, and he walked along prophesying until he came to Naioth in Ramah. 24 He stripped off his clothes and he also prophesied before Samuel, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, Is Saul also among the prophets?
5 Because of the oppression of the weak and because of the groaning of the needy, I will now arise, says the LORD; I will set him in safety from those who malign him.
48 He saves me from my enemies. You lift me up above my opponents. You rescue me from violent people.
1 To the Director: A Davidic Psalm. May the LORD answer you in the day of distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you. Yes, in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge, until disaster has passed.
Do you indeed speak righteousness, silent ones? Do you judge blamelessly, you sons of men?
4 Deliver me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
14 Because he loves me, therefore I will deliver him; I will protect him because he knows my name.
9 Deliver me from my enemies, O LORD. I take refuge in you.
12 In your loving kindness, cut off my enemies and destroy all those who afflict me. For I am your servant.
16 This man will dwell on the heights. His refuge will be the mountain fortress. His bread will be supplied, and he will have water.
17 But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was rescued from the lion's mouth. 18 The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory for ever and ever. Amen.