Psalm 59:2
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New International Version
Deliver me from evildoers and save me from those who are after my blood.

King James Bible
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

Darby Bible Translation
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from men of blood.

World English Bible
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity. Save me from the bloodthirsty men.

Young's Literal Translation
Deliver me from workers of iniquity, And from men of blood save me.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The workers of iniquity - Principally Sanballat the Horonite, Tobiah the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian; who were the chief enemies of the poor returned captives.

Bloody men - The above, who sought the destruction of the Israelites; and particularly, that of Nehemiah, whom four several times they endeavored to bring into an ambush, that they might take away his life. See Nehemiah 6:1-4.

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Psalm 26:9 Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men:

Psalm 27:2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came on me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Psalm 55:23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days...

Psalm 139:19 Surely you will slay the wicked, O God: depart from me therefore, you bloody men.

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Waiting and Singing
'Because of his strength will I wait upon Thee: for God is my defence.... 17. Unto Thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.'--PSALM lix. 9, 17. There is an obvious correspondence between these two verses even as they stand in our translation, and still more obviously in the Hebrew. You observe that in the former verse the words 'because of' are a supplement inserted by our translators, because they did not exactly know what to make of the bare words as they
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

St. Malachy Becomes Bishop of Connor; He Builds the Monastery of iveragh.
16. (10). At that time an episcopal see was vacant,[321] and had long been vacant, because Malachy would not assent: for they had elected him to it.[322] But they persisted, and at length he yielded when their entreaties were enforced by the command of his teacher,[323] together with that of the metropolitan.[324] It was when he was just entering the thirtieth year of his age,[325] that he was consecrated bishop and brought to Connor; for that was the name of the city through ignorance of Irish ecclesiastical
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh

Cross References
Genesis 32:11
Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children.

Psalm 26:9
Do not take away my soul along with sinners, my life with those who are bloodthirsty,

Psalm 28:3
Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts.

Psalm 36:12
See how the evildoers lie fallen-- thrown down, not able to rise!

Psalm 53:4
Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on God.

Psalm 64:2
Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers.

Psalm 92:7
that though the wicked spring up like grass and all evildoers flourish, they will be destroyed forever.

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