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Psalm 59 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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God Our Stronghold

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David. When Saul sent agents to watch the house and kill him.

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Rescue me from my enemies, my God;

protect me from those who rise up against me.

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Rescue me from those who practice sin,

and save me from men of bloodshed.

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Because look, LORD, they set an ambush for me.

Powerful men attack me,

but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine.

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For no fault of mine,

they run and take up a position.

Awake to help me, and take notice.

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LORD God of Armies, you are the God of Israel.

Rise up to punish all the nations;

do not show favor to any wicked traitors.Selah

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They return at evening, snarling like dogs

and prowling around the city.

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Look, they spew from their mouths —

sharp words from[fn] their lips.

“For who,” they say, “will hear? ”

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But you laugh at them, LORD;

you ridicule all the nations.

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I will keep watch for you, my[fn] strength,

because God is my stronghold.

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My faithful God[fn] will come to meet me;

God will let me look down on my adversaries.

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Do not kill them; otherwise, my people will forget.

By your power, make them homeless wanderers

and bring them down,

Lord, our shield.

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For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips,

let them be caught in their pride.

They utter curses and lies.

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Consume them in rage;

consume them until they are gone.

Then people will know throughout[fn] the earth

that God rules over Jacob.Selah

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And they return at evening, snarling like dogs

and prowling around the city.

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They scavenge for food;

they growl if they are not satisfied.

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But I will sing of your strength

and will joyfully proclaim

your faithful love in the morning.

For you have been a stronghold for me,

a refuge in my day of trouble.

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To you, my strength, I sing praises,

because God is my stronghold —

my faithful God.

CSB Footnotes
Lit swords are on
Some Hb mss, LXX, Vg, Tg; other Hb mss read his
Alt Hb tradition reads My God in his faithful love
Lit know to the ends of

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