Psalm 59

Deliver Me from My Enemies

1 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
1 Defend me from those who rise up against me.
2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
And save me from bloodthirsty men.

3 For look, they lie in wait for my life;
a The mighty gather against me,
Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O LORD.
4 They run and prepare themselves through no fault of mine.
b Awake to help me, and behold!
5 You therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Awake to punish all the 2 nations;
Do not be merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah

6 c At evening they return,
They growl like a dog,
And go all around the city.
7 Indeed, they belch with their mouth;
d Swords are in their lips;
For they say, e "Who hears?"

8 But f You, O LORD, shall laugh at them;
You shall have all the 3 nations in derision.
9 I will wait for You, O You 4 his Strength;
g For God is my 5 defense.
10 6 My God of mercy shall h come to meet me;
God shall let i me see my desire on my enemies.

11 Do not slay them, lest my people forget;
Scatter them by Your power,
And bring them down,
O Lord our shield.
12 j For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips,
Let them even be taken in their pride,
And for the cursing and lying which they speak.
13 k Consume them in wrath, consume them,
That they may not be;
And l let them know that God rules in Jacob
To the ends of the earth. Selah

14 And m at evening they return,
They growl like a dog,
And go all around the city.
15 They n wander up and down for food,
And 7 howl if they are not satisfied.

16 But I will sing of Your power;
Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;
For You have been my defense
And refuge in the day of my trouble.
17 To You, o O my Strength, I will sing praises;
For God is my defense,
My God of mercy.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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