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Psalms 59 - NIV

[a]For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.Title: Probably a literary or musical term When Saul had sent men to watch David’s house in order to kill him.

1

Deliver me from my enemies, O God;
be my fortress against those who are attacking me.

2 Deliver me from evildoers
and save me from those who are after my blood.

3

See how they lie in wait for me!
Fierce men conspire against me
for no offense or sin of mine, Lord.

4 I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me.
Arise to help me; look on my plight!

5 You, Lord God Almighty,
you who are the God of Israel,
rouse yourself to punish all the nations;
show no mercy to wicked traitors.[b]

6

They return at evening,
snarling like dogs,
and prowl about the city.

7 See what they spew from their mouths—
the words from their lips are sharp as swords,
and they think, “Who can hear us?”

8 But you laugh at them, Lord;
you scoff at all those nations.

9

You are my strength, I watch for you;
you, God, are my fortress,

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,[c]
or my people will forget.
In your might uproot them
and bring them down.

12 For the sins of their mouths,
for the words of their lips,
let them be caught in their pride.
For the curses and lies they utter,

13 consume them in your wrath,
consume them till they are no more.
Then it will be known to the ends of the earth
that God rules over Jacob.

14

They return at evening,
snarling like dogs,
and prowl about the city.

15 They wander about for food
and howl if not satisfied.

16 But I will sing of your strength,
in the morning I will sing of your love;
for you are my fortress,
my refuge in times of trouble.

17

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


Footnotes

a. Psalms 59:1 In Hebrew texts 59:1-17 is numbered 59:2-18.
b. Psalms 59:5 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 13.
c. Psalms 59:11 Or sovereign


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The GOD of Mercy shall meet me
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD is my Sure Reward, His Very Presence in my life, and GOD has allowed us to see the defeat of our enemies.
Scripture: Psalms 59:10
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 87
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Wait upon the LORD our Strength and Defense
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2016
Summary: To show that JESUS CHRIST is our Strength and our Defense.
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the LORD laughs
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Sep, 2016
Summary: To show that JESUS CHRIST is the Object of our Faith and He only laughs at people, at unbelievers and the LORD JESUS CHRIST only draws them deeper to confusion.
Scripture: Psalms 59:8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 85
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Bad words uttered
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2016
Summary: To avoid saying bad words or inoperative words because they are killing people, making me dry and the LORD JESUS hears it.
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Prayer for no mercy for wicked
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2015
Summary: To show the content of prayer for our enemies.
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God Will Take Care of You
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Oct, 2014
Summary: David's Delemma a) Darkness b) Distress c) Desire d) Delight
Scripture: Psalms 57:1-59:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,086
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When I Am Weak
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Apr, 2013
Summary: Sometimes trouble just overwhelms you. You feel vulnerable, weak, unstable. If you ever feel this way, you are in good company. David felt that way too. He poured his heart out to God and depended on the Lord in a way that will help you in times of troubl
Scripture: Psalms 59:1-62:12
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 2,020
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LIKE A PACK OF SNARLING DOGS
Shared by: William D. Brown on Mar, 2008
Summary: ALL OF US THAT LOVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HAVE OR WILL HAVE OUR OWN SNARLING DOGS TO CONDENT WITH
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 59:1-9
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,222
James Jack avatar
Relying on God
Shared by: James Jack on Jun, 2007
Summary: In a culture which prizes self-sufficiency, we need to rely on God.
Series: Psalms
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 5,526
Todd Riley avatar
Like a pack of snarling dogs
Shared by: Todd Riley on Nov, 2005
Summary: An exposition of Psalm 59
based on 36 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 59:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,000
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Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
Summary: THE STRONGHOLD OF GOD IS OUR REFUGE FROM FIERCE ATTACKERS
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 59:1-17
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,791
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Laughter & Tears
Shared by: Leslie Trombly on Jun, 2001
Summary: God Laughs and has a sense of Humor and God Cries Too!
based on 38 ratings
Views: 2,141