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Compare Translations for Psalm 59:9

Psalm 59:9 ASV
[Because of] his strength I will give heed unto thee; For God is my high tower.
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Psalm 59:9 BBE
O my strength, I will put my hope in you; because God is my strong tower.
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Psalm 59:9 CEB
I keep looking for you, my strength, because God is my stronghold.
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Psalm 59:9 CJB
My Strength, I will watch for you, for God is my fortress.
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Psalm 59:9 RHE
(58-10) I will keep my strength to thee: for thou art my protector:
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Psalm 59:9 ESV
O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress.
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Psalm 59:9 GW
O my strength, I watch for you! God is my stronghold, my merciful God!
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Psalm 59:9 GNT
I have confidence in your strength; you are my refuge, O God.
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Psalm 59:9 HNV
Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, For God is my high tower.
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Psalm 59:9 CSB
I will keep watch for You, my strength, because God is my stronghold.
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Psalm 59:9 KJV
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.
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Psalm 59:9 LEB
O my strength, I will watch for you, because [you], O God, [are] my (high) stronghold.
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Psalm 59:9 NAS
Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my stronghold.
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Psalm 59:9 NCV
God, my strength, I am looking to you, because God is my defender.
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Psalm 59:9 NIRV
You give me strength. I look to you. God, you are like a fort to me.
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Psalm 59:9 NIV
O my Strength, I watch for you; you, O God, are my fortress,
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Psalm 59:9 NKJV
I will wait for You, O You his Strength; For God is my defense;
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Psalm 59:9 NLT
You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my place of safety.
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Psalm 59:9 NRS
O my strength, I will watch for you; for you, O God, are my fortress.
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Psalm 59:9 RSV
O my Strength, I will sing praises to thee; for thou, O God, art my fortress.
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Psalm 59:9 DBY
Their strength! ... I will take heed to thee; for God is my high fortress.
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Psalm 59:9 MSG
Strong God, I'm watching you do it, I can always count on you.
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Psalm 59:9 WBT
[Because of] his strength will I wait upon thee: for God [is] my defense.
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Psalm 59:9 TMB
Because of his strength, I will wait upon Thee; for God is my defense.
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Psalm 59:9 TNIV
You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,
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Psalm 59:9 WEB
Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, For God is my high tower.
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Psalm 59:9 WYC
I shall keep my strength to thee; for God is mine up-taker, (O my strength, I shall turn to thee; for God is my defender,)
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Psalm 59:9 YLT
O my Strength, unto Thee I take heed, For God [is] my tower -- the God of my kindness.
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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 .