Psalm 59:4
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New International Version
I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Arise to help me; look on my plight!

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

They run and prepare themselves - They leave no stone unturned that they may effect my destruction and prevent the building.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


1 Samuel 19:12-24 So Michal let David down through a window: and he went, and fled, and escaped...

Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.

Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity...

Acts 23:15 Now therefore you with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down to you to morrow...

Romans 3:15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:


Psalm 5:6 You shall destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

Psalm 35:23 Stir up yourself, and awake to my judgment, even to my cause, my God and my Lord.

Psalm 44:23 Awake, why sleep you, O Lord? arise, cast us not off for ever.

Isaiah 51:9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old...

help me [heb.] meet me

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
Psalm 7:6
Arise, LORD, in your anger; rise up against the rage of my enemies. Awake, my God; decree justice.

Psalm 35:19
Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.

Psalm 35:23
Awake, and rise to my defense! Contend for me, my God and Lord.

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