Psalms 59
For the Music Director. To the melody of “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men, and they watched the house to kill him.
1Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
give me refuge from those who rise up against me.
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
and save me from bloodthirsty people.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 For they lie in wait for my life;
the mighty are gathered against me,
not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Lord.
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 For no guilt of mine, they run and prepare themselves.
Arise to help me, and take notice.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 You, O Lord God of Hosts, the God of Israel,
awake to punish all the nations;
do not be gracious to any wicked transgressors. Selah
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 They return at evening,
they growl like a dog,
and go around the city.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 Indeed, they burst out with their mouth;
swords are in their lips;
for who listens?
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 But You, O Lord, will laugh at them;
You will have all the nations in derision.
9#Ps 38:6; 18:2 O my strength, I will wait on You;
for God is my refuge.
10#Ps 42:3; Joel 2:17 The God of lovingkindness will go before me;
God will cause me to look in triumph on my enemies.
11#Ps 42:5; 43:5 Do not slay them,
lest my people forget;
scatter them by Your power,
and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
12For the sin of their mouth
and the words of their lips,
may they be snared by their pride,
and because of curses and lies that they speak.
13Consume them in wrath,
consume them so they no longer exist;
and let them know that God rules in Jacob
to the ends of the earth. Selah
14At evening they return,
and growl like a dog,
and go around the city.
15They roam about to eat,
and if they are not satisfied, they complain.
16But I will sing of Your power;
I will sing aloud of Your lovingkindness in the morning,
for You have been my refuge
and escape in the day of my trouble.
17To You, O my strength, I will sing,
for God is my refuge, and the God of my lovingkindness.

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