Psalm 59:9
New International Version
You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,

New Living Translation
You are my strength; I wait for you to rescue me, for you, O God, are my fortress.

English Standard Version
O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress.

Berean Study Bible
I will keep watch for You, O my strength; for You, O God, are my fortress.

New American Standard Bible
Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my stronghold.

New King James Version
I will wait for You, O You his Strength; For God is my defense.

King James Bible
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

Christian Standard Bible
I will keep watch for you, my strength, because God is my stronghold.

Contemporary English Version
You are my mighty fortress, and I depend on you.

Good News Translation
I have confidence in your strength; you are my refuge, O God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will keep watch for You, my strength, because God is my stronghold.

International Standard Version
My Strength, I will watch for you, for God is my fortress.

NET Bible
You are my source of strength! I will wait for you! For God is my refuge.

New Heart English Bible
Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, for God is my high tower.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God, I shall praise you, because you are the place of my refuge, oh, God!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
O my strength, I watch for you! God is my stronghold, my merciful God!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because of his strength, I will wait for Thee; For God is my high tower.

New American Standard 1977
Because of his strength I will watch for Thee, For God is my stronghold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will reserve his strength unto thee, for God is my defence.

King James 2000 Bible
Because of your strength will I wait upon you: for God is my defense.

American King James Version
Because of his strength will I wait on you: for God is my defense.

American Standard Version
Because of his strength I will give heed unto thee; For God is my high tower.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
will keep my strength, looking to thee; for thou, O God, art my helper.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will keep my strength to thee: for thou art my protector:

Darby Bible Translation
Their strength! ... I will take heed to thee; for God is my high fortress.

English Revised Version
O my strength, I will wait upon thee: for God is my high tower.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defense.

World English Bible
Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, for God is my high tower.

Young's Literal Translation
O my Strength, unto Thee I take heed, For God is my tower -- the God of my kindness.
Study Bible
Deliver Me From My Enemies
8But You, O LORD, laugh at them; You scoff at all the nations. 9I will keep watch for You, O my strength; for You, O God, are my fortress. 10My God of loving devotion will come to meet me; God will let me stare down my foes.…
Cross References
Psalm 9:9
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer. My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:17
He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from foes too mighty for me.

Psalm 59:16
But I will sing of Your strength and proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning. For You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

Psalm 59:17
To You, O my strength, I sing praises, for You, O God, are my fortress, my God of loving devotion.

Psalm 61:3
For You have been my refuge, a tower of strength against the enemy.

Psalm 62:2
He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Psalm 94:22
But the LORD has been my stronghold, and my God is my rock of refuge.

Psalm 144:2
He is my loving devotion and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer. He is my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me.

Treasury of Scripture

Because of his strength will I wait on you: for God is my defense.

his strength.

Psalm 18:1,1,2
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said, I will love thee, O LORD, my strength…

Psalm 27:1,14
A Psalm of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? …

Psalm 46:1
To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

God

Psalm 59:17
Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

Psalm 62:2
He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

defence [heb.

Psalm 9:9
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

Psalm 20:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;

Psalm 46:7
The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.







Lexicon
I will keep watch
אֶשְׁמֹ֑רָה (’eš·mō·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

for You,
אֵלֶ֣יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

O my strength;
עֻ֭זּוֹ (‘uz·zōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5797: Strength, might

for You,
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

O God,
אֱ֝לֹהִ֗ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

are my fortress.
מִשְׂגַּבִּֽי׃ (miś·gab·bî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4869: A secure height, retreat, stronghold
(9) His strength.--This gives no intelligible meaning, and Psalm 59:17 shows that the ancient versions (and some MSS.) are right in reading "my strength" (vocative). The first two words of the next verse must also be brought back to this: "My strength, on Thee let me wait. For God is my fortress, God of my grace (or mercy)," i.e., my gracious or merciful God.

Verse 9. - Because of his strength. There is no "because of" in the original, and the reading, "his strength" (עזּו), is doubtful. Several manuscripts have "my strength" (עזּי), and this reading was followed in all the ancient versions. Most modern critics prefer it, and translate, O my strength, as in ver. 17. Will I wait upon thee; rather, I will wait upon thee. For my God is my Defence; or, my High Tower (Revised Version). 59:8-17 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.
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