Psalm 59:4
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For no guilt of mine, they run and set themselves against me. Arouse Yourself to help me, and see!

King James Bible
They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.

Darby Bible Translation
They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to meet me, and behold.

World English Bible
I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Rise up, behold, and help me!

Young's Literal Translation
Without punishment they run and prepare themselves, Stir up to meet me, and see.

Psalm 59:4 Parallel
Commentary
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

They run and prepare themselves - That is, they "hasten" to accomplish this; they are quick to obey the command of Saul requiring them to slay me. The word "prepare" refers to whatever was deemed necessary to enable them to accomplish what they had been commanded to do - arming themselves, making provision for their journey, etc.

Without my fault - That is, without anything on my part to deserve this, or to justify Saul and those employed by him in what they attempt to do. David, in all this, was conscious of innocence. In his own feelings toward Saul, and in all his public acts, he knew that he had sought only the king's welfare, and that he had been obedient to the laws.

Awake to help me - That is, "arouse," as one does from sleep. See the notes at Psalm 7:6. Compare Psalm 35:23. The word rendered "to help me," is rendered in the margin, "to meet me." This is the meaning of the Hebrew. It is a prayer that God would meet him, or come to him, and aid him.

Psalm 59:4 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Wherefore this do Ye, virgins of God, this do Ye...
53. Wherefore this do ye, virgins of God, this do ye: follow ye the Lamb, whithersoever He shall have gone. But first come unto Him, Whom ye are to follow, and learn, in that He is meek and lowly of heart. Come ye in lowly wise unto the Lowly, if ye love: and depart not from Him, lest ye fall. For whoso fears to depart from Him asks and says, "Let there not come to me foot of pride." [2214] Go on in the way of loftiness with the foot of lowliness; Himself lifteth up such as follow in lowly wise,
St. Augustine—Of Holy Virginity.

Introduction. Chapter i. --The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers.
St. Hilary of Poitiers is one of the greatest, yet least studied, of the Fathers of the Western Church. He has suffered thus, partly from a certain obscurity in his style of writing, partly from the difficulty of the thoughts which he attempted to convey. But there are other reasons for the comparative neglect into which he has fallen. He learnt his theology, as we shall see, from Eastern authorities, and was not content to carry on and develop the traditional teaching of the West; and the disciple
St. Hilary of Poitiers—The Life and Writings of St. Hilary of Poitiers

Cross References
Psalm 7:6
Arise, O LORD, in Your anger; Lift up Yourself against the rage of my adversaries, And arouse Yourself for me; You have appointed judgment.

Psalm 35:19
Do not let those who are wrongfully my enemies rejoice over me; Nor let those who hate me without cause wink maliciously.

Psalm 35:23
Stir up Yourself, and awake to my right And to my cause, my God and my Lord.

Jump to Previous
Arise Arouse Attack Awake Fault Guilt Help Meet Plight Prepare Punishment Quickly Ready Rise Rouse Run Sin Stir Themselves Thyself Wrong
Jump to Next
Arise Arouse Attack Awake Fault Guilt Help Meet Plight Prepare Punishment Quickly Ready Rise Rouse Run Sin Stir Themselves Thyself Wrong
Links
Psalm 59:4 NIV
Psalm 59:4 NLT
Psalm 59:4 ESV
Psalm 59:4 NASB
Psalm 59:4 KJV

Psalm 59:4 Bible Apps
Psalm 59:4 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 59:4 Chinese Bible
Psalm 59:4 French Bible
Psalm 59:4 German Bible

Psalm 59:4 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Psalm 59:3
Top of Page
Top of Page