New International Version
You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.
King James Bible
Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.
Darby Bible Translation
Unto thee, my strength, will I sing psalms; for God is my high fortress, the God of my mercy.
World English Bible
To you, my strength, I will sing praises. For God is my high tower, the God of my mercy. For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "The Lily of the Covenant." A teaching poem by David, when he fought with Aram Naharaim and with Aram Zobah, and Joab returned, and killed twelve thousand of Edom in the Valley of Salt.
Young's Literal Translation
O my Strength, unto Thee I sing praise, For God is my tower, the God of my kindness!
Psalm 59:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Unto thee, O my strength - A similar sentiment to that expressed, Psalm 59:9. But the words are very emphatic: God is my strength; God is my elevation. My God is my mercy. I have nothing good but what I have from God. And all springs from his dwelling in me. God, therefore, shall have all the glory, both now and for ever.
As many persons may still think that the inscription to this Psalm is correct, the following analysis may be applied in that way; or considered as containing a general resolution of the Psalm, without referring it to any particular occasion.
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For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. He sang to the LORD the words of this song when the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said: I love you, LORD, my strength.
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!
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,
my God on whom I can rely. God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: "Power belongs to you, God,
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