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Psalms 59 (asv)

Psalms 59 (asv)

For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David. Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.

59:1Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God:

Set me on high from them that rise up against me.

59:2Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,

And save me from the bloodthirsty men.

59:3For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul;

The mighty gather themselves together against me:

Not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Jehovah.

59:4They run and prepare themselves without my fault:

Awake thou to help me, and behold.

59:5Even thou, O Jehovah God of hosts, the God of Israel,

Arise to visit all the nations:

Be not merciful to any wicked transgressors.


59:6They return at evening, they howl like a dog,

And go round about the city.

59:7Behold, they belch out with their mouth;

Swords are in their lips:

For who, say they, doth hear?

59:8But thou, O Jehovah, wilt laugh at them;

Thou wilt have all the nations in derision.

59:9Because of his strength I will give heed unto thee;

For God is my high tower.

59:10My God with his lovingkindness will meet me:

God will let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

59:11Slay them not, lest my people forget:

Scatter them by thy power, and bring them down,

O Lord our shield.

59:12For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips,

Let them even be taken in their pride,

And for cursing and lying which they speak.

59:13Consume them in wrath, consume them, so that they shall be no more:

And let them know that God ruleth in Jacob,

Unto the ends of the earth.


59:14And at evening let them return, let them howl like a dog,

And go round about the city.

59:15They shall wander up and down for food,

And tarry all night if they be not satisfied.

59:16But I will sing of thy strength;

Yea, I will sing aloud of thy lovingkindness in the morning:

For thou hast been my high tower,

And a refuge in the day of my distress.

59:17Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing praises:

For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.


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