“The insolent men have risen against me.
Ruthless men seek my life.
They do not set God before them.”
The insolent men have risen against David. This could be the men who reported to King Saul or King Saul and his men. They are ruthless men who are seeking the life of David. He maintains that they do not set God before them. This verse has a musical interlude meditative pause, Selah.