Psalm 59:16
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.

English Standard Version
But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.

New American Standard Bible
But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress.

King James Bible
But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I will sing of Your strength and will joyfully proclaim Your faithful love in the morning. For You have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble.

International Standard Version
But I will sing of your power and in the morning I will shout for joy about your gracious love. For you have been a fortress for me; and a refuge when I am distressed.

NET Bible
As for me, I will sing about your strength; I will praise your loyal love in the morning. For you are my refuge and my place of shelter when I face trouble.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall praise your power and I shall praise your kindness at dawn, because you have been a place of refuge to me and a Savior in the day of affliction!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I will sing about your strength. In the morning I will joyfully sing about your mercy. You have been my stronghold and a place of safety in times of trouble.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I will sing of thy power; I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning, for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

King James 2000 Bible
But I will sing of your power; yea, I will sing aloud of your mercy in the morning: for you have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
But I will sing of thy strength; Yea, I will sing aloud of thy lovingkindness in the morning: For thou hast been my high tower, And a refuge in the day of my distress.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I will sing thy strength: and will extol thy mercy in the morning. For thou art become my support, and my refuge, in the day of my trouble.

Darby Bible Translation
But as for me, I will sing of thy strength; yea, I will sing aloud of thy loving-kindness in the morning; for thou hast been to me a high fortress, and a refuge in the day of my trouble.

English Revised Version
But I will sing of thy strength; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my high tower, and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
But I will sing of your strength. Yes, I will sing aloud of your loving kindness in the morning. For you have been my high tower, a refuge in the day of my distress.

Young's Literal Translation
And I -- I sing of Thy strength, And I sing at morn of Thy kindness, For thou hast been a tower to me, And a refuge for me in a day of adversity.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 16. - But I will sing of thy power; rather, of thy strength - the same word as that used in vers. 9 and 17. Yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning. When the morning came, David had escaped (1 Samuel 19:12), and could "sing of God's mercy" securely at Ramah, where he had joined Samuel. For thou hast been my Defense and Refuge in the day of my trouble; or, my High Tower, as in vers. 9 and 17.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But I will sing of thy power,.... In creating all things out of nothing; in upholding all things in being; in the redemption of his people; in their conversion and calling; in the preservation of them to eternal happiness; in the performance of his promises to them; in the destruction of their enemies; and in their protection:

yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning; of providential mercies, which are new every morning; and of special mercy in the heart of God, in the covenant of his grace, in redemption, in regeneration, in the pardon of sin, and in eternal life and salvation;

for thou hast been my defence; See Gill on Psalm 59:9;

and refuge in the day of my trouble; whither he fled, and found protection and safety; See Gill on Psalm 9:9.

The Treasury of David

16 But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

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

Psalm 59:16

"But I will sing of thy power." The wicked howl, but I sing and will sing. Their power is weakness, but thine is omnipotence; I see them vanquished and thy power victorious, and for ever and ever will I sing of thee. "Yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning." When those lovers of darkness find their game is up, and their midnight howlings die away, then will I lift up my voice on high and praise the lovingkindness of God without fear of being disturbed. What a blessed morning will soon break for the righteous, and what a song will be theirs! Sons of the morning, ye may sigh to-night, but joy will come on the wings of the rising sun, Tune your harps even now, for the signal to commence the eternal music will soon be given; the morning cometh and your sun shall go no more down for ever. "For thou hast been my defence." The song is for God alone, and it is one which none can sing but those who have experienced the lovingkindness of their God. Looking back upon a past all full of mercy, the saints will bless the Lord with their whole hearts, and triumph in him as the high place of their security. "And refuge in the day of my trouble." The greater our present trials the louder will our future songs be, and the more intense our joyful gratitude. Had we no day of trouble, where were our season of retrospective thanksgiving? David's besetment by Saul's bloodhounds creates an opportunity for divine interposition and so for triumphant praise.

Psalm 59:17

"Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing." What transport is here! What a monopolising of all his emotions for the one object of praising God! Strength has been overcome by strength; not by the hero's own prowess, but by the might of God alone. See how the singer girds himself with the almightiness of God, and calls it all his own by faith. Sweet is the music of experience, but it is all for God; there is not even a stray note for man, for self, Or for human helpers. "For God is my defence, and the God of my mercy." With full assurance he claims possession of the Infinite as his protection and security. He sees God in all, and all his own. Mercy rises before him, conspicuous and manifold, for he feels he is undeserving and security is with him, undisturbed and impregnable, for he knows that he is safe in divine keeping. Oh, choice song! My soul would sing it now in defiance of all the dogs of hell. Away, away, ye adversaries of my soul, the God of my mercy will keep ye all at bay -

"Nor shall th' infernal lion rend

Whom he designs to keep."

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

16, 17. Contrast the lot of God's servant, who employs his time in God's praise.

sing aloud … in the morning—when they retire famishing and disappointed, or it may denote delightful diligence in praise, as in Ps 30:5.

Psalm 59:16 Additional Commentaries
Context
Deliver Me from My Enemies, My God
15They wander about for food And growl if they are not satisfied. 16But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress. 17O my strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:30
When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, then in later days you will return to the LORD your God and obey him.

2 Samuel 22:3
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior-- from violent people you save me.

Job 36:24
Remember to extol his work, which people have praised in song.

Psalm 5:3
In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

Psalm 9:9
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 18:18
They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the LORD was my support.

Psalm 21:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How great is his joy in the victories you give!

Psalm 21:13
Be exalted in your strength, LORD; we will sing and praise your might.

Psalm 46:1
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

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

Psalm 81:1
For the director of music. According to gittith. Of Asaph. Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!

Psalm 88:13
But I cry to you for help, LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.

Psalm 89:1
A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the LORD's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.

Psalm 92:2
proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night,

Psalm 101:1
Of David. A psalm. I will sing of your love and justice; to you, LORD, I will sing praise.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

But

Psalm 59:9,10 Because of his strength will I wait on you: for God is my defense…

Psalm 21:13 Be you exalted, LORD, in your own strength: so will we sing and praise …

Psalm 106:8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make …

Psalm 145:11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom, and talk of your power;

Exodus 15:6 Your right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: your right …

Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in …

sing aloud

Psalm 31:7 I will be glad and rejoice in your mercy: for you have considered …

Psalm 36:5 Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and your faithfulness reaches …

Psalm 86:13 For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul …

Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will …

Psalm 101:1 I will sing of mercy and judgment: to you, O LORD, will I sing.

Romans 15:9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, …

Ephesians 1:6,7 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted …

morning

Psalm 5:3 My voice shall you hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will …

Psalm 30:5 For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping …

Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you …

1 Samuel 19:11,12 Saul also sent messengers to David's house, to watch him, and to …

for thou

Psalm 4:1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you have enlarged …

Psalm 61:2,3 From the end of the earth will I cry to you, when my heart is overwhelmed: …

1 Samuel 17:37 David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of …

2 Corinthians 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver: in whom …

Ephesians 3:20 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that …

day

Psalm 77:2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, …

Psalm 116:1-5 I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications…

Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the middle of trouble, you will revive me: you shall …

Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even …

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh…

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