Psalm 59
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1Rescue me from my enemies, O God. Protect me from those who have come to destroy me.1Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me;
2Rescue me from these criminals; save me from these murderers.2deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men.
3They have set an ambush for me. Fierce enemies are out there waiting, LORD, though I have not sinned or offended them.3For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no transgression or sin of mine, O LORD,
4I have done nothing wrong, yet they prepare to attack me. Wake up! See what is happening and help me!4for no fault of mine, they run and make ready. Awake, come to meet me, and see!
5O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, wake up and punish those hostile nations. Show no mercy to wicked traitors. Interlude5You, LORD God of hosts, are God of Israel. Rouse yourself to punish all the nations; spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah
6They come out at night, snarling like vicious dogs as they prowl the streets.6Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city.
7Listen to the filth that comes from their mouths; their words cut like swords. “After all, who can hear us?” they sneer.7There they are, bellowing with their mouths with swords in their lips— for “Who,” they think, “will hear us?”
8But LORD, you laugh at them. You scoff at all the hostile nations.8But you, O LORD, laugh at them; you hold all the nations in derision.
9You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress.9O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress.
10In his unfailing love, my God will stand with me. He will let me look down in triumph on all my enemies.10My God in his steadfast love will meet me; God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.
11Don’t kill them, for my people soon forget such lessons; stagger them with your power, and bring them to their knees, O Lord our shield.11Kill them not, lest my people forget; make them totter by your power and bring them down, O Lord, our shield!
12Because of the sinful things they say, because of the evil that is on their lips, let them be captured by their pride, their curses, and their lies.12For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies that they utter,
13Destroy them in your anger! Wipe them out completely! Then the whole world will know that God reigns in Israel. Interlude13consume them in wrath; consume them till they are no more, that they may know that God rules over Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah
14My enemies come out at night, snarling like vicious dogs as they prowl the streets.14Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city.
15They scavenge for food but go to sleep unsatisfied.15They wander about for food and growl if they do not get their fill.
16But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.16But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.
17O my Strength, to you I sing praises, for you, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love.17O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.
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Psalm 58
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