1: Deliver me from my enemies, my God. Set me on high from those who rise up against me.
2: Deliver me from the workers of iniquity. Save me from the bloodthirsty men.
3: For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, Yahweh.
4: I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Rise up, behold, and help me!
5: You, Yahweh God of Armies, the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish the nations. Show no mercy to the wicked traitors. Selah.
6: They return at evening, howling like dogs, and prowl around the city.
7: Behold, they spew with their mouth. Swords are in their lips, "For," they say, "who hears us?"
8: But you, Yahweh, laugh at them. You scoff at all the nations.
9: Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, for God is my high tower.
10: My God will go before me with his loving kindness. God will let me look at my enemies in triumph.
11: Don't kill them, or my people may forget. Scatter them by your power, and bring them down, Lord our shield.
12: For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride, for the curses and lies which they utter.
13: Consume them in wrath. Consume them, and they will be no more. Let them know that God rules in Jacob, to the ends of the earth. Selah.
14: At evening let them return. Let them howl like a dog, and go around the city.
15: They shall wander up and down for food, and wait all night if they aren't satisfied.
16: But I will sing of your strength. Yes, I will sing aloud of your loving kindness in the morning. For you have been my high tower, a refuge in the day of my distress.
17: To you, my strength, I will sing praises. For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy. Psalm 60 For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "The Lily of the Covenant." A teaching poem by David, when he fought with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah, and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.