About this time writes Psalm 59
the Holy Bible


To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me (59:1)

Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men (59:2)

For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Lord (59:3)

They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold (59:4)

Thou therefore, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah (59:5)

They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city (59:6)

Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear (59:7)

But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision (59:8)

Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence (59:9)

The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies (59:10)

Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield (59:11)

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 (59:12)

Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah (59:13)

And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city (59:14)

Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied (59:15)

But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble (59:16)

Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy (59:17)

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