Psalms - Chapter 59 | New International Version

  • 1. {For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam. When Saul had sent men to watch David's house in order to kill him.} Deliver me from my enemies, O God; protect me from those who rise up against me.
  • 2. Deliver me from evildoers and save me from bloodthirsty men.
  • 3. See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, O LORD.
  • 4. I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Arise to help me; look on my plight!
  • 5. O LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish all the nations; show no mercy to wicked traitors. Selah
  • 6. They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.
  • 7. See what they spew from their mouths-- they spew out swords from their lips, and they say, "Who can hear us?"
  • 8. But you, O LORD, laugh at them; you scoff at all those nations.
  • 9. O my Strength, I watch for you; you, O God, are my fortress,
  • 10. my loving God. God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me.
  • 11. But do not kill them, O Lord our shield, or my people will forget. In your might make them wander about, and bring them down.
  • 12. For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. For the curses and lies they utter,
  • 13. consume them in wrath, consume them till they are no more. Then it will be known to the ends of the earth that God rules over Jacob. Selah
  • 14. They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.
  • 15. They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied.
  • 16. But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.
  • 17. O my Strength, I sing praise to you; you, O God, are my fortress, my loving God.