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The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000.
The Psalms
59

A Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies
To the chief Musician, Altas'chith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. 1.1--0.1 ; 0.19 ; 1.1--0.1

1  Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God:
        
defend me from them that rise up against me.
2  Deliver me from the workers of iniquity,
        
and save me from bloody men.
3  For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul:
        
the mighty are gathered against me;
not for my transgression,
nor for my sin, O LORD.
4  They run and prepare themselves without my fault.
        
Awake to help me, and behold.
5  Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel,
        
awake to visit all the heathen:
be not merciful to any wicked transgressors.
Selah.
6  They return at evening:
        
they make a noise like a dog,
and go round about the city.
7  Behold, they belch out with their mouth:
        
swords are in their lips:
for who, say they, doth hear?
8  But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them;
        
thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.
9  Because of his strength will I wait upon thee:
        
for God is my defense.
10  The God of my mercy shall prevent me:
        
God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
11  Slay them not, lest my people forget:
        
scatter them by thy power;
and bring them down, O Lord our shield.
12  For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips
        
let them even be taken in their pride:
and for cursing and lying which they speak.
13  Consume them in wrath, consume them,
        
that they may not be:
and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob
unto the ends of the earth.
Selah.
14  And at evening let them return;
        
and let them make a noise like a dog,
and go round about the city.
15  Let them wander up and down for meat,
        
and grudge if they be not satisfied.
16  But I will sing of thy power;
        
yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning:
for thou hast been my defense
and refuge in the day of my trouble.
17  Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing:
        
for God is my defense,
and the God of my mercy.

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