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Psalm 59 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God, protect me from those who rise up against me, 1 Deliver me from my enemies, O God; protect me from those who rise up against me.
2 deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men. 2 Deliver me from evildoers and save me from bloodthirsty men.
3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men band themselves against me. For no transgression or sin of mine, O LORD, 3 See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, O LORD.
4 for no fault of mine, they run and make ready. Rouse thyself, come to my help, and see! 4 I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Arise to help me; look on my plight!
5 Thou, LORD God of hosts, art God of Israel. Awake to punish all the nations; spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. [Selah] 5 O LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish all the nations; show no mercy to wicked traitors. "Selah"
6 Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city. 6 They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.
7 There they are, bellowing with their mouths, and snarling with their lips--for "Who," they think, "will hear us?" 7 See what they spew from their mouths-- they spew out swords from their lips, and they say, "Who can hear us?"
8 But thou, O LORD, dost laugh at them; thou dost hold all the nations in derision. 8 But you, O LORD, laugh at them; you scoff at all those nations.
9 O my Strength, I will sing praises to thee; for thou, O God, art my fortress. 9 O my Strength, I watch for you; you, O God, are my fortress,
10 My God in his steadfast love will meet me; my God will let me look in triumph on my enemies. 10 my loving God. God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me.
11 Slay them not, lest my people forget; make them totter by thy power, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield! 11 But do not kill them, O Lord our shield, or my people will forget. In your might make them wander about, and bring them down.
12 For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies which they utter, 12 For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. For the curses and lies they utter,
13 consume them in wrath, consume them till they are no more, that men may know that God rules over Jacob to the ends of the earth. [Selah] 13 consume them in wrath, consume them till they are no more. Then it will be known to the ends of the earth that God rules over Jacob. "Selah"
14 Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city. 14 They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.
15 They roam about for food, and growl if they do not get their fill. 15 They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied.
16 But I will sing of thy might; I will sing aloud of thy steadfast love in the morning. For thou hast been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. 16 But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.
17 O my Strength, I will sing praises to thee, for thou, O God, art my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love. 17 O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.