Psalm 59 New American Standard Bible

A Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies

59 Deliver me from my enemies , O my God ; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me. 2  Deliver me from those who do iniquity And save me from men of bloodshed . 3  For behold , they have set an ambush for my life ; Fierce men launch an attack against me, Not for my transgression nor for my sin , O Lord , 4  For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me. Arouse Yourself to help me, and see ! 5  You, O Lord God of hosts , the God of Israel , Awake to punish all the nations ; Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity . Selah . 6  They return at evening , they howl like a dog , And go around the city . 7  Behold , they belch forth with their mouth ; Swords are in their lips , For, they say, " Who hears ?"

8  But You, O Lord , laugh at them; You scoff at all the nations . 9  Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my stronghold . 10  My God in His lovingkindness will meet me; God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes . 11  Do not slay them, or my people will forget ; Scatter them by Your power , and bring them down , O Lord , our shield . 12  On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips , Let them even be caught in their pride , And on account of curses and lies which they utter . 13  Destroy them in wrath , destroy them that they may be no more ; That men may know that God rules in Jacob To the ends of the earth . Selah . 14  They return at evening , they howl like a dog , And go around the city . 15  They wander about for food And growl if they are not satisfied . 16  But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength ; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning , For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress . 17  O my strength , I will sing praises to You; For God is my stronghold , the God who shows me lovingkindness .

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