Chapter 59

  1. 1. [To the chiefe musician Al-taschith, Michtam of Dauid: when Saul sent, and they watcht the house to kill him.] Deliuer me from mine enemies, O my God: defend mee from them that rise vp against me.
  2. 2. Deliuer mee from the workers of iniquitie, and saue me from bloodie men.
  3. 3. For loe, they lye in waite for my soule; the mighty are gathered against me, not for my transgression, nor for my sinne, O Lord.
  4. 4. They runne and prepare themselues without my fault: awake to helpe me, and behold.
  5. 5. Thou therefore, O Lord God of hostes, the God of Israel, awake to visite all the heathen: be not mercifull to any wicked transgressours. Selah.
  6. 6. They returne at euening: they make a noise like a dogge, and go round about the citie.
  7. 7. Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lippes; for who, say they, doeth heare?
  8. 8. But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt haue all the heathen in derision.
  9. 9. Because of his strength will I wait vpon thee: for God is my defence.
  10. 10. The God of my mercy shall preuent me; God shall let mee see my desire vpon mine enemies.
  11. 11. Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them downe, O Lord our shield.
  12. 12. For the sinne of their mouth, and the words of their lips, let them euen be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speake.
  13. 13. Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Iacob, vnto the ends of the earth. Selah.
  14. 14. And at euening let them returne, and let them make a noise like a dogge, and goe round about the citie.
  15. 15. Let them wander vp and downe for meate, and grudge if they be not satisfied.
  16. 16. But I will sing of thy power; yea I will sing alowd of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast bene my defence and refuge, in the day of my trouble.
  17. 17. Vnto thee, O my strength, wil I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

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