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Psalms 59:1 ←
Deliver me from my enemies, my God. Set me on high from those who rise up against me.
Psalms 59:2 ←
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity. Save me from the bloodthirsty men.
Psalms 59:3 ←
For, behold, they lie in wait for my soul. The mighty gather themselves together against me, not for my disobedience, nor for my sin, Yahweh.
Psalms 59:4 ←
I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Rise up, behold, and help me!
Psalms 59:5 ←
You, Yahweh God of Armies, the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish the nations. Show no mercy to the wicked traitors. Selah.
Psalms 59:6 ←
They return at evening, howling like dogs, and prowl around the city.
Psalms 59:7 ←
Behold, they spew with their mouth. Swords are in their lips, “For”, they say, “who hears us?”
Psalms 59:8 ←
But you, Yahweh, laugh at them. You scoff at all the nations.
Psalms 59:9 ←
Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, for God is my high tower.
Psalms 59:10 ←
My God will go before me with his loving kindness. God will let me look at my enemies in triumph.
Psalms 59:11 ←
Don’t kill them, or my people may forget. Scatter them by your power, and bring them down, Lord our shield.
Psalms 59:12 ←
For the sin of their mouth, and the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride, for the curses and lies which they utter.
Psalms 59:13 ←
Consume them in wrath. Consume them, and they will be no more. Let them know that God rules in Jacob, to the ends of the earth. Selah.
Psalms 59:14 ←
At evening let them return. Let them howl like a dog, and go around the city.
Psalms 59:15 ←
They shall wander up and down for food, and wait all night if they aren’t satisfied.
Psalms 59:16 ←
But I will sing of your strength. Yes, I will sing aloud of your loving kindness in the morning. For you have been my high tower, a refuge in the day of my distress.
Psalms 59:17 ←
To you, my strength, I will sing praises. For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.