Psalms 59

1God, save me from my enemies. Help me defeat the people who have come to fight me. 2Save me from those people who do bad things. Save me from those murderers. 3Look, strong men are waiting for me. They are waiting to kill me, even though I did not sin or commit any crime. 4I did nothing wrong, but they rushed here to attack me. Lord, come and see for yourself! 5You are the Lord God All-Powerful, the God of Israel! Get up and punish those people. Don’t show any mercy to those evil traitors. selah 6Those evil men are like dogs that come into town in the evening, growling and roaming through town. 7Listen to their threats and insults. They say such cruel things, and they don’t care who hears them. 8Lord, laugh at them. Make fun of all those people. 9I will sing my songs of praise to you. God, you are my place of safety high in the mountains. 10God loves me, and he will help me win. He will help me defeat my enemies. 11Don’t just kill them, God, or my people might forget. My Master and Protector, scatter them and defeat them with your strength. 12Those evil people curse and tell lies. Punish them for the things they said. Let their pride trap them. 13Destroy them in your anger. Destroy them completely! Then people around the world will know that God rules in Israel! 14Those evil men come into town in the evening like growling dogs roaming through town. 15They will look for something to eat, but they will find no food and no place to sleep. 16But in the morning, I will sing songs of praise to you. I will rejoice in your love. Why? Because you are my place of safety, high in the mountains. And I can run to you when troubles come. 17I will sing my songs of praise to you. Why? Because you are my place of safety high in the mountains. You are the God who loves me!

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