Psalm 59 ©

1 David in great danger prayeth to be saved from his enemies: 6 he complaineth of their cruelty: 8 he trusteth in God: 11 he prayeth for the destruction of his enemies: 16 he promiseth to praise God continually.


To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, 1Michtam of David; awhen Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.


DELIVER bme from mine enemies, O my God: 2defend me from them that rise up against me.


Deliver me from the cworkers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.


For, lo, dthey lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; enot for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.


They frun and prepare themselves without my fault: gawake 3to help me, and behold.

f 1Sa. 18; 19; 23; 24; 26.

Thou therefore, hO LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the iheathen: jbe not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.


They kreturn at evening: lthey make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.


Behold, mthey belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for nwho, say they, doth hear?


But thou, O LORD, shalt olaugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.


Because of phis strength will I wait upon thee: for God is 4my defence.


The qGod of my mercy shall *prevent me: rGod shall let me see my desire upon 5mine enemies.


Slay sthem not, lest my people forget: tscatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.


For uthe 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.


vConsume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be : and wlet them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.


And xat evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.


Let them wander up and down 6for *meat, and 7grudge if they be not satisfied.


But yI will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for zthou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.


Unto athee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.