“But those who seek to destroy my life
Shall go down into the depths of the earth.
They shall be given over
To the power of the sword.
They shall be prey for jackals.
But the king shall rejoice in God.
All who swear by him shall exult.
The mouths of liars will be stopped.”
This psalm ends with the destruction of David’s enemies. Those out to destroy his life, like King Saul, shall go down to the depths of earth, the pit, or Sheol, the underground world of the dead. They would die by the sword. They would become the prey for the wild dog jackals. However, the king, meaning him rather than Saul, would rejoice in God. Those who swore by him would be exalted, while the mouths of the liars would be stopped.