New American Standard Bible
Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my stronghold.
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.
Psalm 59:9 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee - literally, "His strength - I will wait upon thee." The reference here is not to the strength or power of God, as if the fact that "He" was powerful was a reason why the psalmist should look to him - but it is to the strength or power of the enemy - of Saul and his followers. There is much abruptness in the expression. The psalmist looks at the power of his enemy. "'His strength,' he cries. It is great. It is beyond my power to resist it. It is so great that I have no other refuge but God; and because it is so great, I will fix my eyes on him alone." The word rendered "wait upon" means rather to look to; to observe; to fix the eyes upon.
For God is my defense - Margin, "My high place." That is, God was to him "as" a high place, or a place of refuge; a place where he would be safe. See the notes at Psalm 18:2.
LibraryWherefore 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."  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.
The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble;
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
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.
O my strength, I will sing praises to You; For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.
For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy.
He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
Jump to PreviousDefence Defense Fortress Heed High Hope Kindness Praises Sing Strength Strong Stronghold Tower Wait Watch
Jump to NextDefence Defense Fortress Heed High Hope Kindness Praises Sing Strength Strong Stronghold Tower Wait Watch
LinksPsalm 59:9 NIV
Psalm 59:9 NLT
Psalm 59:9 ESV
Psalm 59:9 NASB
Psalm 59:9 KJV
Psalm 59:9 Bible Apps
Psalm 59:9 Biblia Paralela
Psalm 59:9 Chinese Bible
Psalm 59:9 French Bible
Psalm 59:9 German Bible
Psalm 59:9 Commentaries