Psalms 59:1-10

1For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.”
Possibly a tune
A Davidic
Miktam: A musical term of uncertain meaning, possibly denoting a plaintive style
. When Saul sent agents to watch the house and kill him. c

Deliver me from my enemies, my God; d
protect me from those who rise up against me. e
2 Deliver me from those who practice sin,
and save me from men of bloodshed. f
3 Lord, look! They set an ambush for me. g
Powerful men attack me,
but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine. h
4 For no fault of mine,
they run and take up a position.
Awake to help me, and take notice. i
5 Lord God of
Hosts/hosts: Military forces consisting of God's angels, sometimes including the sun, moon, and stars, and occasionally, Israel
Hosts, You are the God of Israel,
rise up to punish all the nations;
do not show grace to any wicked traitors. k ,
Selah: A Hebrew word whose meaning is uncertain; various interpretations include: (1) a musical notation, (2) a pause for silence, (3) a signal for worshipers to fall prostrate on the ground, (4) a term for the worshipers to call out, and (5) a word meaning "forever"


6 They return at evening, snarling like dogs
and prowling around the city. m
7 Look, they spew from their mouths
sharp words from
Lit swords are on
their lips. o
“For who,” they say, “will hear?” p
8 But You laugh at them, Lord;
You ridicule all the nations. q
9 I will keep watch for You, my
Some Hb mss, LXX, Vg, Tg; other Hb mss read his
because God is my stronghold. s
10 My faithful God
Alt Hb tradition reads My God in His faithful love
will come to meet me;
God will let me look down on my adversaries. u

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