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Chapter 59

59:1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David; Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.

59:2 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God; set me on high from them that rise up against me.

59:3 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from the men of blood.

59:4 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; the impudent gather themselves together against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O the Lord.

59:5 Without my fault, they run and prepare themselves; awake Thou to help me, and behold.

59:6 Thou therefore, O the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, arouse Thyself to punish all the nations; show no mercy to any iniquitous traitors. Selah

59:7 They return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city.

59:8 Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips: 'For who doth hear?'

59:9 But Thou, O the Lord, shalt laugh at them; Thou shalt have all the nations in derision.

59:10 Because of his strength, I will wait for Thee; for God is my high tower.

59:11 The God of my mercy will come to meet me; God will let me gaze upon mine adversaries.

59:12 Slay them not, lest my people forget, make them wander to and fro by Thy power, and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

59:13 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.

59:14 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they be no more; and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob, unto the ends of the earth. Selah

59:15 And they return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city;

59:16 They wander up and down to devour, and tarry all night if they have not their fill.

59:17 But as for me, I will sing of Thy strength; yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning; for Thou hast been my high tower, and a refuge in the day of my distress.

59:18 O my strength, unto Thee will I sing praises; for God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.

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