Psalms 59

For the end. Destroy not; by David for a memorial, when Saul sent, and watched his house to kill him.

1 Deliver me from my enemies, O God; and ransom me from those that rise up against me. 2Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men. 3For behold, they have hunted after my soul; violent men have set upon me; neither is it my iniquity, nor my sin, O Lord. 4Without iniquity I ran and directed my course aright; awake to help me, and behold. 5And You, Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, draw near to visit all the heathen; do not pity any that work iniquity. Pause. 6They shall return at evening, and hunger like a dog, and go round about the city. 7Behold, they shall utter a voice with their mouth, and a sword is in their lips; for who, they say, has heard? 8But You, O Lord, shall laugh them to scorn; You will utterly set at nought all the heathen. 9I will keep my strength, looking to You; for You, O God, are my helper. 10As for my God, His mercy shall go before me; my God will show me vengeance on my enemies. 11Slay them not, lest they forget Your law; scatter them by Your power; and bring them down, O Lord, my defender. 12For the sin of their mouth, and the word of their lips, let them be even taken in their pride. 13And for their cursing and falsehood shall utter destruction be denounced; they shall fall by the wrath of utter destruction, and shall not be; so shall they know that the God of Jacob is Lord to the ends of the earth. Pause. 14They shall return at evening, and be hungry as a dog, and go round about the city. 15They shall be scattered here and there for food; and if they are not satisfied, they shall even murmur. 16But I will sing to Your strength, and in the morning will I rejoice in Your mercy; for You have been my supporter, and my refuge in the day of my affliction. 17You are my helper; to You, my God, shall I sing; You are my supporter, O my God, and my mercy.
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