Psalms 59 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 59


Psalms 59:1

Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: Set me on high from them that rise up against me.

Psalms 59:2

Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, And save me from the bloodthirsty men.

Psalms 59:3

For, 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.

Psalms 59:4

They run and prepare themselves without [my] fault: Awake thou to help me, and behold.

Psalms 59:5

Even thou, O Jehovah God of hosts, the God of Israel, Arise to visit all the nations: Be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. [Selah

Psalms 59:6

They return at evening, they howl like a dog, And go round about the city.

Psalms 59:7

Behold, they belch out with their mouth; Swords are in their lips: For who, [say they], doth hear?

Psalms 59:8

But thou, O Jehovah, wilt laugh at them; Thou wilt have all the nations in derision.

Psalms 59:9

[Because of] his strength I will give heed unto thee; For God is my high tower.

Psalms 59:10

My God with his lovingkindness will meet me: God will let me see [my desire] upon mine enemies.

Psalms 59:11

Slay them not, lest my people forget: Scatter them by thy power, and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

Psalms 59:12

[For] 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.

Psalms 59:13

Consume 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. [Selah

Psalms 59:14

And at evening let them return, let them howl like a dog, And go round about the city.

Psalms 59:15

They shall wander up and down for food, And tarry all night if they be not satisfied.

Psalms 59:16

But 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.

Psalms 59:17

Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing praises: For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.

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