Psalm 59
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Deliver Me From My Enemies, My God

(1 Samuel 20:1-10)

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1For 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; be my fortress against those who are attacking me.1To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; protect me from those who rise up against me;1For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.1To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.1For the choir director: "Do Not Destroy." A Davidic Miktam. When Saul sent agents to watch the house and kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, my God; protect me from those who rise up against me.
2Deliver me from evildoers and save me from those who are after my blood.2deliver me from those who work evil, and save me from bloodthirsty men.2Deliver me from those who do iniquity And save me from men of bloodshed.2Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.2Deliver me from those who practice sin, and save me from men of bloodshed.
3See how they lie in wait for me! Fierce men conspire against me for no offense or sin of mine, LORD.3For behold, they lie in wait for my life; fierce men stir up strife against me. For no transgression or sin of mine, O LORD,3For behold, they have set an ambush for my life; Fierce men launch an attack against me, Not for my transgression nor for my sin, O LORD,3For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.3 LORD, look! They set an ambush for me. Powerful men attack me, but not because of any sin or rebellion of mine.
4I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Arise to help me; look on my plight!4for no fault of mine, they run and make ready. Awake, come to meet me, and see!4For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me. Arouse Yourself to help me, and see!4They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.4For no fault of mine, they run and take up a position. Awake to help me, and take notice.
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5You, LORD God Almighty, you who are the God of Israel, rouse yourself to punish all the nations; show no mercy to wicked traitors.5You, LORD God of hosts, are God of Israel. Rouse yourself to punish all the nations; spare none of those who treacherously plot evil. Selah5You, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, Awake to punish all the nations; Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah.5Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.5 LORD God of Hosts, You are the God of Israel, rise up to punish all the nations; do not show grace to any wicked traitors. Selah
6They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.6Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city.6They return at evening, they howl like a dog, And go around the city.6They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.6They return at evening, snarling like dogs and prowling around the city.
7See what they spew from their mouths-- the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, "Who can hear us?"7There they are, bellowing with their mouths with swords in their lips— for “Who,” they think, “will hear us?”7Behold, they belch forth with their mouth; Swords are in their lips, For, they say, "Who hears?"7Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?7Look, they spew from their mouths-- sharp words from their lips." For who," they say, "will hear?"
8But you laugh at them, LORD; you scoff at all those nations.8But you, O LORD, laugh at them; you hold all the nations in derision.8But You, O LORD, laugh at them; You scoff at all the nations.8But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.8But You laugh at them, LORD; You ridicule all the nations.
9You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,9O my Strength, I will watch for you, for you, O God, are my fortress.9Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my stronghold.9Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.9I will keep watch for You, my strength, because God is my stronghold.
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10my God on whom I can rely. God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me.10My God in his steadfast love will meet me; God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.10My God in His lovingkindness will meet me; God will let me look triumphantly upon my foes.10The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.10My faithful God will come to meet me; God will let me look down on my adversaries.
11But do not kill them, Lord our shield, or my people will forget. In your might uproot them and bring them down.11Kill them not, lest my people forget; make them totter by your power and bring them down, O Lord, our shield!11Do not slay them, or my people will forget; Scatter them by Your power, and bring them down, O Lord, our shield.11Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.11Do not kill them; otherwise, my people will forget. By Your power, make them homeless wanderers and bring them down, Lord, our shield.
12For 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,12For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies that they utter,12On account of the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be caught in their pride, And on account of curses and lies which they utter.12For 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.12For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. They utter curses and lies.
13consume them in your wrath, consume them till they are no more. Then it will be known to the ends of the earth that God rules over Jacob.13consume them in wrath; consume them till they are no more, that they may know that God rules over Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah13Destroy them in wrath, destroy them that they may be no more; That men may know that God rules in Jacob To the ends of the earth. Selah.13Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.13Consume them in rage; consume them until they are gone. Then people will know throughout the earth that God rules over Jacob. Selah
14They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city.14Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city.14They return at evening, they howl like a dog, And go around the city.14And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.14And they return at evening, snarling like dogs and prowling around the city.
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15They wander about for food and howl if not satisfied.15They wander about for food and growl if they do not get their fill.15They wander about for food And growl if they are not satisfied.15Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.15They scavenge for food; they growl if they are not satisfied.
16But 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.16But 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.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.16But 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.16But 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.
17You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.17O my Strength, I will sing praises to you, for you, O God, are my fortress, the God who shows me steadfast love.17O my strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.17Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.17To You, my strength, I sing praises, because God is my stronghold-- my faithful God.



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