Psalm 59 Darby’s Translation

A Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies

59 1  To the chief Musician. 'Destroy not.' Of David. Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God; secure me on high from them that rise up against me. 2  Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from men of blood. 3  For behold, they lie in wait for my soul; strong ones are gathered against me: not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah. 4  They run and prepare themselves without [my] fault: awake to meet me, and behold. 5  Yea, do thou, Jehovah, the God of hosts, the God of Israel, arise to visit all the nations: be not gracious to any plotters of iniquity. Selah. 6  They return in the evening; they howl like a dog, and go round about the city: 7  Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips: for who [say they] doth hear?

8  But thou, Jehovah, wilt laugh at them; thou wilt have all the nations in derision. 9  Their strength! ... I will take heed to thee; for God is my high fortress. 10  God, whose loving-kindness will come to meet me,—God shall let me see [my desire] upon mine enemies. 11  Slay them not, lest my people forget; by thy power make them wander, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield. 12  [Because of] the sin of their mouth, the word of their lips, let them even be taken in their pride; and because of cursing and lying which they speak. 13  Make an end in wrath, make an end, that they may be no more; that they may know that God ruleth in Jacob, unto the ends of the earth. Selah. 14  And in the evening they shall return, they shall howl like a dog, and go round about the city. 15  They shall wander about for meat, and stay all night if they be not satisfied. 16  But as for me, I will sing of thy strength; yea, I will sing aloud of thy loving-kindness in the morning; for thou hast been to me a high fortress, and a refuge in the day of my trouble. 17  Unto thee, my strength, will I sing psalms; for God is my high fortress, the God of my mercy.

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