Psalms - Chapter 59 | New King James Version

  • 1. To the Chief Musician. Set to 'Do Not Destroy.' {cf2super [53]} 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.
  • 2. Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, And save me from bloodthirsty men.
  • 3. For look, they lie in wait for my life; The mighty gather against me, Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O Lord.
  • 4. They run and prepare themselves through no fault of mine. Awake to help me, and behold!
  • 5. You therefore, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, Awake to punish all the nations; Do not be merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah
  • 6. At evening they return, They growl like a dog, And go all around the city.
  • 7. Indeed, they belch with their mouth; Swords are in their lips; For they say, "Who hears?"
  • 8. But You, O Lord, shall laugh at them; You shall have all the nations in derision.
  • 9. I will wait for You, O You his Strength; {cf2super [54]} For God is my defense;
  • 10. My God of mercy {cf2super [55]} shall come to meet me; God shall let me see my desire on my enemies.
  • 11. Do not slay them, lest my people forget; Scatter them by Your power, And bring them down, O Lord our shield.
  • 12. For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be taken in their pride, And for the cursing and lying which they speak.
  • 13. Consume them in wrath, consume them, That they may not be; And let them know that God rules in Jacob To the ends of the earth. Selah
  • 14. And at evening they return, They growl like a dog, And go all around the city.
  • 15. They wander up and down for food, And howl {cf2super [56]} if they are not satisfied.
  • 16. But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble.
  • 17. To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; For God is my defense, My God of mercy.