Psalm 59:6
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English Standard Version
Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city.

King James Bible
They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

American Standard Version
They return at evening, they howl like a dog, And go round about the city.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall return at evening, and shall suffer hunger like dogs: and shall go round about the city.

English Revised Version
They return at evening, they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

Webster's Bible Translation
They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go about the city.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Finally, we have a view of the results of the judicial interposition of God. The expression made use of to describe the satisfaction which this gives to the righteous is thoroughly Old Testament and warlike in its tone (cf. Psalm 68:24). David is in fact king, and perhaps no king ever remained so long quiet in the face of the most barefaced rebellion, and checked the shedding of blood, as David did at that time. If, however, blood must nevertheless flow in streams, he knows full well that it is the blood of the partisans of his deluded son; so that the men who were led the further astray in their judgment concerning him, the more inactive he remained, will at last be compelled to confess that it does really repay one to be just, and that there is really one higher than the high ones (Ecclesiastes 5:7[8]), a deity (אלהים) above the gods (אלים( sdog) who, though not forthwith, will nevertheless assuredly execute judgment in the earth. אך here, as in Job 18:21; Isaiah 45:14, retains its originally affirmative signification, which it has in common with אכן. אלהים is construed with the plural (Ges. 112, rem. 3), as is frequently the case, e.g., 2 Samuel 7:23 (where, however, the chronicler, in 1 Chronicles 17:21, has altered the older text). This is not because the heathen are speaking (Baur), but in order to set the infinite majesty and omnipotence of the heavenly Judge in contrast with these puffed-up "gods."

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Psalm 59:14 And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

1 Samuel 19:11 Saul also sent messengers to David's house, to watch him, and to slay him in the morning: and Michal David's wife told him, saying...

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Psalm 22:16
For dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet--

Psalm 59:14
Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city.

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