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Psalm 59 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:1 - For the choir director: A psalm[fn] of David, regarding the time Saul sent soldiers to watch David’s house in order to kill him. To be sung to the tune “Do Not Destroy!”

Rescue me from my enemies, O God.
Protect me from those who have come to destroy me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:2 - Rescue me from these criminals;
save me from these murderers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:3 - They have set an ambush for me.
Fierce enemies are out there waiting, LORD,
though I have not sinned or offended them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:4 - I have done nothing wrong,
yet they prepare to attack me.
Wake up! See what is happening and help me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:5 - O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel,
wake up and punish those hostile nations.
Show no mercy to wicked traitors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:6 - They come out at night,
snarling like vicious dogs
as they prowl the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:7 - Listen to the filth that comes from their mouths;
their words cut like swords.
“After all, who can hear us?” they sneer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:8 - But LORD, you laugh at them.
You scoff at all the hostile nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:9 - You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me,
for you, O God, are my fortress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:10 - In his unfailing love, my God will stand with me.
He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:11 - Don’t kill them, for my people soon forget such lessons;
stagger them with your power, and bring them to their knees,
O Lord our shield.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:12 - Because of the sinful things they say,
because of the evil that is on their lips,
let them be captured by their pride,
their curses, and their lies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:13 - Destroy them in your anger!
Wipe them out completely!
Then the whole world will know
that God reigns in Israel.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:14 - My enemies come out at night,
snarling like vicious dogs
as they prowl the streets.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:15 - They scavenge for food
but go to sleep unsatisfied.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:16 - But as for me, I will sing about your power.
Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love.
For you have been my refuge,
a place of safety when I am in distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 59:17 - O my Strength, to you I sing praises,
for you, O God, are my refuge,
the God who shows me unfailing love.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew miktam. This may be a literary or musical term.
Hebrew in Jacob. See note on 44:4.
Or and growl if they don’t get enough.

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