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Psalm 59 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam[fn] of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him.
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
protect me from those who rise up against me;

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deliver me from those who work evil,
and save me from bloodthirsty men.

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For behold, they lie in wait for my life;
fierce men stir up strife against me.
For no transgression or sin of mine, O LORD,

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for no fault of mine, they run and make ready.
Awake, come to meet me, and see!

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You, LORD God of hosts, are God of Israel.
Rouse yourself to punish all the nations;
spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah

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Each evening they come back,
howling like dogs
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There they are, bellowing with their mouths
with swords in their lips—
for “Who,” they think,[fn] “will hear us?”

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But you, O LORD, laugh at them;
you hold all the nations in derision.

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O my Strength, I will watch for you,
for you, O God, are my fortress.

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My God in his steadfast love[fn] will meet me;
God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.

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Kill them not, lest my people forget;
make them totter[fn] by your power and bring them down,
O Lord, our shield!

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For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips,
let them be trapped in their pride.
For the cursing and lies that they utter,

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consume them in wrath;
consume them till they are no more,
that they may know that God rules over Jacob
to the ends of the earth. Selah

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Each evening they come back,
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They wander about for food
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But I will sing of your strength;
I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning.
For you have been to me a fortress
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O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
for you, O God, are my fortress,
the God who shows me steadfast love.
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Probably a musical or liturgical term
Hebrew lacks they think
Or The God who shows me steadfast love
Or wander

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