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Psalm 59 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Prayer for Rescue from Enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:1 - For the music director; set to [fn]Al-tashheth. A [fn]Mikhtam of David, [fn]when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him.
Rescue me from my enemies, my God;
[fn]Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:2 - Rescue me from those who practice injustice,
And save me from men of bloodshed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:3 - For behold, they have [fn]set an ambush for my [fn]life;
[fn]Fierce men attack me,
Not for my wrongdoing nor for my sin, LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:4 - [fn]For no guilt of mine, they run and take their stand against me.
Stir Yourself to [fn]help me, and see!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:5 - You, LORD God of armies, the God of Israel,
Awake to [fn]punish all the nations;
Do not be gracious to any who deal treacherously in wrongdoing. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:6 - They return at evening, they howl like a dog,
And prowl around the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:7 - Behold, they gush forth with their mouths;
Swords are in their lips,
For, they say, “Who hears?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:8 - But You, LORD, laugh at them;
You scoff at all the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:9 - Because of [fn]his strength I will watch for You,
For God is my refuge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:10 - [fn]My God in His faithfulness will meet me;
God will let me look triumphantly upon my enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:11 - Do not kill them, or my people will forget;
[fn]Scatter them by Your power and bring them down,
Lord, our shield.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:12 - [fn]On account of the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips,
May they even be caught in their pride,
And on account of curses and lies which they tell.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:13 - [fn]Destroy them in wrath, [fn]destroy them so that they will no longer exist;
So that people may know that God [fn]rules in Jacob,
To the ends of the earth. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:14 - They return at evening, they howl like a dog,
And prowl around the city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:15 - They wander about [fn]for food
And [fn]murmur if they are not satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:16 - But as for me, I will sing of Your strength;
Yes, I will joyfully sing of Your faithfulness in the morning,
For You have been my refuge
And a place of refuge on the day of my distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:17 - My strength, I will sing praises to You;
For God is my refuge, the [fn]God who shows me favor.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit Do Not Destroy
Possibly Epigrammatic Poem or Atonement Psalm
1 Sam 19:11
Or May You put me in an inaccessibly high place
Or lain in wait
Lit soul
Or Strong
Lit Without guilt
Lit meet
Lit visit
LXX, some mss and some ancient versions my strength (cf. v 17)
Many mss and some ancient versions The God of my faithfulness
Or Make them wander
Or The sin of their mouth is the word of their lips,
Lit Bring to an end
Lit Bring to an end
Or is Ruler
Lit to eat
Another reading is linger all night
Lit God of my favor

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