According to Psalm 59, King Saul and his men were like starving, wild dogs that trap their prey right before tearing it to shreds. David’s own home had been surrounded by this bloodthirsty mob. David’s enemies are characterized by nothing but sheer rage and unrestrained evil. They are not capable of being persuaded by reason, if only someone would provide the facts in an honest and compelling manner. These were men who had willingly pledged their allegiance to an irrational king, a king who had completely succumbed to his own madness and fierce jealousy.