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Psalm 59

For the Music Director. To the melody of “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David, when Saul sent men, and they watched the house to kill him.

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
    give me refuge from those who rise up against me.
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
    and save me from bloodthirsty people.

For they lie in wait for my life;
    the mighty are gathered against me,
    not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Lord.
For no guilt of mine, they run and prepare themselves.
    Arise to help me, and take notice.
You, O Lord God of Hosts, the God of Israel,
    awake to punish all the nations;
    do not be gracious to any wicked transgressors. Selah

They return at evening,
    they growl like a dog,
    and go around the city.
Indeed, they burst out with their mouth;
    swords are in their lips;
    for who listens?
But You, O Lord, will laugh at them;
    You will have all the nations in derision.

O my strength, I will wait on You;
    for God is my refuge.

10 The God of lovingkindness will go before me;
    God will cause me to look in triumph on my enemies.
11 Do not slay them,
    lest my people forget;
scatter them by Your power,
    and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
12 For the sin of their mouth
    and the words of their lips,
    may they be snared by their pride,
and because of curses and lies that they speak.
13     Consume them in wrath,
    consume them so they no longer exist;
and let them know that God rules in Jacob
    to the ends of the earth. Selah

14 At evening they return,
    and growl like a dog,
    and go around the city.
15 They roam about to eat,
    and if they are not satisfied, they complain.
16 But I will sing of Your power;
    I will sing aloud of Your lovingkindness in the morning,
for You have been my refuge
    and escape in the day of my trouble.

17 To You, O my strength, I will sing,
    for God is my refuge, and the God of my lovingkindness.