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

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

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

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.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Because of his strength will I wait upon thee - With this reading, I can make no sense of the passage. But instead of עזו uzzo, "his strength," עזי uzzi, "my strength," is the reading of fourteen of Kennicott's and De Rossi's MSS., of the Vulgate, Septuagint, Chaldee, and, in effect, of the Aethiopia, Syriac, and Arabic; and also of the Anglo-Saxon. To thee I commit all my strength; all I have I derive from thee, and all the good I possess I attribute to thee. The old Psalter translates, My strenght I shall kepe till the, for myn uptaker thou art. See on Psalm 59:17 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

his strength. Instead of [uzzo], `his strength,' fourteen MSS read [uzzee, `my strength'] `O my strength, I will wait upon thee.'

Psalm 18:1,1,2 I will love you, O LORD, my strength...

Psalm 27:1,14 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 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Psalm 62:5,6,11 My soul, wait you only on God; for my expectation is from him...

Isaiah 12:2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song...

Isaiah 26:3,4 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you...

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary...

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

God

Psalm 59:17 To you, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defense, and the God of my mercy.

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

defence [heb.] high place

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

Psalm 20:1 The LORD hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

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

Isaiah 58:14 Then shall you delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause you to ride on the high places of the earth...

Habakkuk 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk on my high places...

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Waiting and Singing
'Because of his strength will I wait upon Thee: for God is my defence.... 17. Unto Thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.'--PSALM lix. 9, 17. There is an obvious correspondence between these two verses even as they stand in our translation, and still more obviously in the Hebrew. You observe that in the former verse the words 'because of' are a supplement inserted by our translators, because they did not exactly know what to make of the bare words as they
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

St. Malachy Becomes Bishop of Connor; He Builds the Monastery of iveragh.
16. (10). At that time an episcopal see was vacant,[321] and had long been vacant, because Malachy would not assent: for they had elected him to it.[322] But they persisted, and at length he yielded when their entreaties were enforced by the command of his teacher,[323] together with that of the metropolitan.[324] It was when he was just entering the thirtieth year of his age,[325] that he was consecrated bishop and brought to Connor; for that was the name of the city through ignorance of Irish ecclesiastical
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

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, from my foes, who were too strong for me.

Psalm 59:16
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.

Psalm 59:17
You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.

Psalm 61:3
For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.

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

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