But you laugh at them, Lord;(A)
    you scoff at all those nations.(B)

You are my strength,(C) I watch for you;
    you, God, are my fortress,(D)
10     my God on whom I can rely.

God will go before me
    and will let me gloat over those who slander me.
11 But do not kill them, Lord our shield,[a](E)
    or my people will forget.(F)
In your might uproot them
    and bring them down.(G)
12 For the sins of their mouths,(H)
    for the words of their lips,(I)
    let them be caught in their pride.(J)
For the curses and lies they utter,
13     consume them in your wrath,
    consume them till they are no more.(K)
Then it will be known to the ends of the earth
    that God rules over Jacob.(L)

14 They return at evening,
    snarling like dogs,
    and prowl about the city.
15 They wander about for food(M)
    and howl if not satisfied.
16 But I will sing(N) of your strength,(O)
    in the morning(P) I will sing of your love;(Q)
for you are my fortress,(R)
    my refuge in times of trouble.(S)

17 You are my strength, I sing praise to you;
    you, God, are my fortress,
    my God on whom I can rely.(T)

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  1. Psalm 59:11 Or sovereign

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