Tehillim (Psa) 59

Tehillim (Psa) 59

1For the leader. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” By David; a mikhtam, when Sha’ul sent men to keep watch on David’s house in order to kill him:
2My God, rescue me from my enemies!
Lift me up, out of reach of my foes!
3Rescue me from evildoers,
save me from bloodthirsty men.
4For there they are, lying in wait to kill me.
Openly they gather themselves against me,
and not because I committed a crime
or sinned, Adonai.
5For no fault of mine, they run and prepare.
Awaken to help me, and see!
6You, Adonai Elohei-Tzva’ot,
God of Isra’el,
arouse yourself to punish all the nations;
spare none of those wicked traitors. (Selah)
7They return at nightfall, snarling like dogs
as they go around the city.
8Look what pours out of their mouth,
what swords are on their lips,
[as they say to themselves,]
“No one is listening, anyway.”
9But you, Adonai, laugh at them,
you mock all the nations.
10My Strength, I will watch for you,
for God is my fortress.
11God, who gives me grace, will come to me;
God will let me gaze in triumph at my foes.
12Don’t kill them, or my people will forget;
instead, by your power, make them wander to and fro;
but bring them down, Adonai our Shield,
13for the sins their mouths make with each word from their lips.
Let them be trapped by their pride
for the curses and falsehoods they utter.
14Finish them off in wrath,
finish them off, put an end to them,
and let them know to the ends of the earth
that God is Ruler in Ya‘akov. (Selah)
15They return at nightfall, snarling like dogs
as they go around the city.
16They roam about, looking for food,
prowling all night if they don’t get their fill.
17But as for me, I will sing of your strength;
in the morning I will sing aloud of your grace.
For you are my fortress,
a refuge when I am in trouble.
18My Strength, I will sing praises to you,
for God is my fortress, God, who gives me grace.

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