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Psalm 59 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Deliver Me from My Enemies

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:1 - 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;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:2 - deliver me from those who work evil,
and save me from bloodthirsty men.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:3 - 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,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:4 - for no fault of mine, they run and make ready.
Awake, come to meet me, and see!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:5 - 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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:6 - Each evening they come back,
howling like dogs
and prowling about the city.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:7 - There they are, bellowing with their mouths
with swords in their lips—
for “Who,” they think,[fn] “will hear us?”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:8 - But you, O LORD, laugh at them;
you hold all the nations in derision.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:9 - O my Strength, I will watch for you,
for you, O God, are my fortress.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:10 - My God in his steadfast love[fn] will meet me;
God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:11 - Kill them not, lest my people forget;
make them totter[fn] by your power and bring them down,
O Lord, our shield!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:12 - 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,

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:13 - 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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:14 - Each evening they come back,
howling like dogs
and prowling about the city.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:15 - They wander about for food
and growl if they do not get their fill.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:16 - 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
and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:17 - O my Strength, I will sing praises to you,
for you, O God, are my fortress,
the God who shows me steadfast love.
ESV Footnotes
Probably a musical or liturgical term
Hebrew lacks they think
Or The God who shows me steadfast love
Or wander
ESV

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