Psalm 59

Deliver Me from My Enemies

1 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
1 Defend me from those who rise up against me.
2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
And save me from bloodthirsty men.

3 For look, they lie in wait for my life;
a The mighty gather against me,
Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O LORD.
4 They run and prepare themselves through no fault of mine.
b Awake to help me, and behold!
5 You therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Awake to punish all the 2 nations;
Do not be merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah

6 c At evening they return,
They growl like a dog,
And go all around the city.
7 Indeed, they belch with their mouth;
d Swords are in their lips;
For they say, e "Who hears?"

8 But f You, O LORD, shall laugh at them;
You shall have all the 3 nations in derision.
9 I will wait for You, O You 4 his Strength;
g For God is my 5 defense.
10 6 My God of mercy shall h come to meet me;
God shall let i me see my desire on my enemies.

11 Do not slay them, lest my people forget;
Scatter them by Your power,
And bring them down,
O Lord our shield.
12 j For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips,
Let them even be taken in their pride,
And for the cursing and lying which they speak.
13 k Consume them in wrath, consume them,
That they may not be;
And l let them know that God rules in Jacob
To the ends of the earth. Selah

14 And m at evening they return,
They growl like a dog,
And go all around the city.
15 They n wander up and down for food,
And 7 howl if they are not satisfied.

16 But I will sing of Your power;
Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;
For You have been my defense
And refuge in the day of my trouble.
17 To You, o O my Strength, I will sing praises;
For God is my defense,
My God of mercy.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 56:6
    They gather together, They hide, they mark my steps, When they lie in wait for my life.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 35:23
    Stir up Yourself, and awake to my vindication, To my cause, my God and my Lord.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 59:14
    And at evening they return, They growl like a dog, And go all around the city.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 57:4
    My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men Who are set on fire, Whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword.
    Proverbs 12:18
    There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health.
  5. Cross References
    Job 22:13
    And you say, 'What does God know? Can He judge through the deep darkness?
    Psalms 10:11
    He has said in his heart, "God has forgotten; He hides His face; He will never see.
  6. Cross References
    Proverbs 1:26
    I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 62:2
    He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 21:3
    For You meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon his head.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 54:7
    For He has delivered me out of all trouble; And my eye has seen its desire upon my enemies.
  10. Cross References
    Proverbs 12:13
    The wicked is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, But the righteous will come through trouble.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 104:35
    May sinners be consumed from the earth, And the wicked be no more. Bless the LORD, O my soul! Praise the LORD!
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 83:18
    That they may know that You, whose name alone is the LORD, Are the Most High over all the earth.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 59:6
    At evening they return, They growl like a dog, And go all around the city.
  14. Cross References
    Job 15:23
    He wanders about for bread, saying, 'Where is it? ' He knows that a day of darkness is ready at his hand.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 18:1
    I WILL love You, O LORD, my strength.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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