59:1 To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David; when
Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me
from my enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up
59:2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from
59:3 For lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are
gathered against me; not [for] my transgression, nor [for] my
sin, O LORD.
59:4 They run and prepare themselves without [my] fault: awake
to help me, and behold.
59:5 Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel,
awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked
59:6 They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and
go about the city.
59:7 Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords [are] in
their lips: for who, [say they], doth hear?
59:8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all
the heathen in derision.
59:9 [Because of] his strength will I wait upon thee: for God
[is] my defense.
59:10 The God of my mercy will succor me: God will let me see
[my desire] upon my enemies.
59:11 Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy
power; and bring them down, O LORD our shield.
59:12 [For] the sin of their mouth [and] the words of their lips
let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and
lying [which] they speak.
59:13 Consume [them] in wrath, consume [them], that they [may]
not [be]: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob to the
ends of the earth. Selah.
59:14 And at evening let them return; [and] let them make a
noise like a dog, and go about the city.
59:15 Let them wander up and down for food, and grudge if they
are not satisfied.
59:16 But I will sing of thy power; yes, I will sing aloud of
thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defense and
refuge in the day of my trouble.
59:17 To thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God [is] my
defense, [and] the God of my mercy.