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Psalm 59:1 ASV
Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: Set me on high from them that rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 BBE
Take me out of the hands of the cruel ones, O my God; keep me safe from those who come up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 CEB
Oh, my God, deliver me from my enemies; put me out of reach from those who rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 CJB
For the leader. Set to "Do Not Destroy." By David; a mikhtam, when Sha'ul sent men to keep watch on David's house in order to kill him: My God, rescue me from my enemies! Lift me up, out of reach of my foes!
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Psalm 59:1 RHE
(58-1) <Unto the end, destroy not, for David for an inscription of a title, when Saul sent and watched his house to kill him.> (58-2) Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; and defend me from them that rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 ESV
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me;
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Psalm 59:1 GW
Rescue me from my enemies, O my God. Protect me from those who attack me.
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Psalm 59:1 GNT
Save me from my enemies, my God; protect me from those who attack me!
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Psalm 59:1 HNV
<> Deliver me from my enemies, my God. Set me on high from those who rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 CSB
Deliver me from my enemies, my God; protect me from those who rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 KJV
Deliver me from mine enemies , O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 LEB
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God. Protect me from those who rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 NAS
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 NCV
God, save me from my enemies. Protect me from those who come against me.
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Psalm 59:1 NIRV
God, save me from my enemies. Keep me safe from those who rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 NIV
Deliver me from my enemies, O God; protect me from those who rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 NKJV
To the Chief Musician. Set to 'Do Not Destroy.' A Michtam of David when Saul sent men, and they watched the house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Defend me from those who rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 NLT
For the choir director: A psalm of David, regarding the time Saul sent soldiers to watch David's house in order to kill him. To be sung to the tune "Do Not Destroy!" Rescue me from my enemies, O God. Protect me from those who have come to destroy me.
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Psalm 59:1 NRS
Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 RSV
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,
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Psalm 59:1 DBY
{To the chief Musician. 'Destroy not.' Of David. Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.} Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God; secure me on high from them that rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 MSG
My God! Rescue me from my enemies, defend me from these mutineers.
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Psalm 59:1 WBT
To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 TMB
<> Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God; defend me from them that rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 TNIV
Deliver me from my enemies, O God; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.
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Psalm 59:1 WEB
<> Deliver me from my enemies, my God. Set me on high from those who rise up against me.
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Psalm 59:1 WYC
To the overcomer, lose thou not the seemly song of David (destroy thou not David's comely song), when Saul sent and kept the house, to slay him. My God, deliver thou me from mine enemies; and deliver thou me from them that rise against me.
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Psalm 59:1 YLT
To the Overseer. -- `Destroy not,' by David. -- A secret treasure, in Saul's sending, and they watch the house to put him to death. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God, From my withstanders set me on high.
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Psalms 59 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 59

David prays for deliverance from his enemies. (1-7) He foresees their destruction. (8-17)

Verses 1-7 In these words we hear the voice of David when a prisoner in his own house; the voice of Christ when surrounded by his merciless enemies; the voice of the church when under bondage in the world; and the voice of the Christian when under temptation, affliction, and persecution. And thus earnestly should we pray daily, to be defended and delivered from our spiritual enemies, the temptations of Satan, and the corruptions of our own hearts. We should fear suffering as evil-doers, but not be ashamed of the hatred of workers of iniquity. It is not strange, if those regard not what they themselves say, who have made themselves believe that God regards not what they say. And where there is no fear of God, there is nothing to secure proper regard to man.

Verses 8-17 It is our wisdom and duty, in times of danger and difficulty, to wait upon God; for he is our defence, in whom we shall be safe. It is very comfortable to us, in prayer, to look to God as the God of our mercy, the Author of all good in us, and the Giver of all good to us. The wicked can never be satisfied, which is the greatest misery in a poor condition. A contented man, if he has not what he would have, yet he does not quarrel with Providence, nor fret within himself. It is not poverty, but discontent that makes a man unhappy. David would praise God because he had many times, and all along, found Him his refuge in the day of trouble. He that is all this to us, is certainly worthy of our best affections, praises, and services. The trials of his people will end in joy and praise. When the night of affliction is over, they will sing of the Lord's power and mercy in the morning. Let believers now, in assured faith and hope, praise Him for those mercies, for which they will rejoice and praise him for ever.

Psalms 59 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 59

Psalms 59:1-17 . 1 Samuel 19:11 , &c. The scope is very similar to that of the fifty-seventh: prayer in view of malicious and violent foes, and joy in prospect of relief.

1. defend me--(Compare Margin).
rise up . . . me--(Compare Psalms 17:7 ).

2. (Compare Psalms 5:5 , 6:8 ).

4, 5. prepare--literally, "set themselves as in array."
awake--(Compare Psalms 3:7 , 7:6 ), appeals to God in His covenant relation to His people ( Psalms 9:18 ).

6, 7. They are as ravening dogs seeking prey ( Psalms 59:6 ), and as such,
belch out--that is, slanders, their impudent barkings.

7. for who, say they--For the full expression with the supplied words, compare Psalms 64:5 .

8. (Compare Psalms 2:4 , 37:13 ).

9. By judicious expositors, and on good grounds, this is better rendered, "O my strength, on Thee will I wait" ( Psalms 59:17 ).
defence--(Compare Psalms 18:3 ).

10. prevent me--( Psalms 21:3 ).
see my desire--in their overthrow ( Psalms 54:7 ).
enemies--as in Psalms 5:8 .

11. Slay them not--at once ( Judges 2:21-23 ); but perpetuate their punishment ( Genesis 4:12 , Numbers 32:13 ), by scattering or making them wander, and humble them.

12. let them even be . . . taken in their pride--while evincing it--that is, to be punished for their lies, &c.

13. Though delayed for wise reasons, the utter destruction of the wicked must come at last, and God's presence and power in and for His Church will be known abroad ( 1 Samuel 17:46 , Psalms 46:10 Psalms 46:11 ).

14, 15. Meanwhile let the rapacious dogs prowl, they cannot hurt the pious; yea, they shall wander famished and sleepless.

15. grudge if, &c.--literally, "they shall stay all night," that is, obtain nothing.

16, 17. Contrast the lot of God's servant, who employs his time in God's praise.
sing aloud . . . in the morning--when they retire famishing and disappointed, or it may denote delightful diligence in praise, as in Psalms 30:5 .