59:1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David; Michtam; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.

59:2 Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God; set me on high from them that rise up against me.

59:3 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from the men of blood.

59:4 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul; the impudent gather themselves together against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O the Lord.

59:5 Without my fault, they run and prepare themselves; awake Thou to help me, and behold.

59:6 Thou therefore, O the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel, arouse Thyself to punish all the nations; show no mercy to any iniquitous traitors. Selah

59:7 They return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city.

59:8 Behold, they belch out with their mouth; swords are in their lips: 'For who doth hear?'

59:9 But Thou, O the Lord, shalt laugh at them; Thou shalt have all the nations in derision.

59:10 Because of his strength, I will wait for Thee; for God is my high tower.

59:11 The God of my mercy will come to meet me; God will let me gaze upon mine adversaries.

59:12 Slay them not, lest my people forget, make them wander to and fro by Thy power, and bring them down, O L-rd our shield.

59:13 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.

59:14 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they be no more; and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob, unto the ends of the earth. Selah

59:15 And they return at evening, they howl like a dog, and go round about the city;

59:16 They wander up and down to devour, and tarry all night if they have not their fill.

59:17 But as for me, I will sing of Thy strength; yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning; for Thou hast been my high tower, and a refuge in the day of my distress.

59:18 O my strength, unto Thee will I sing praises; for God is my high tower, the God of my mercy.



Hebrew Transliteration

59:1 lamnatsêach 'al-tashchêth ledhâvidh mikhtâm bishloach shâ'ulvayyishmeru 'eth-habbayith lahamiytho

59:2 hatsiylêniy mê'oyebhay 'elohâymimithqomemay tesaggebhêniy

59:3 hatsiylêniy mippo`alêy 'âvenumê'anshêy dhâmiym hoshiy`êniy

59:4 kiy hinnêh 'ârebhu lenaphshiy yâghuru`âlay `aziym lo'-phish`iy velo'-chathâ'thiy Adonay

59:5 beliy-`âvonyerutsun veyikkonânu `urâh liqrâ'thiy ure'êh

59:6 ve'attâhAdonay-'elohiym tsebhâ'oth 'elohêy yisrâ'êl hâqiytsâh liphqodh kol-haggoyim 'al-tâchon kol-boghedhêy 'âven selâh

59:7 yâshubhu lâ`erebhyehemu khakkâlebh viysobhebhu `iyr

59:8 hinnêh yabbiy`un bephiyhemcharâbhoth besiphthothêyhem kiy-miy shomêa`

59:9 ve'attâh Adonaytischaq-lâmo til`agh lekhol-goyim

59:10 `uzzo 'êleykha 'eshmorâhkiy-'elohiym misgabbiy

59:11 'elohêy chasdo [chasdiy] yeqaddemêniy'elohiym yar'êniy bheshorerây

59:12 'al-taharghêm pen-yishkechu `ammiyhaniy`êmo bhechêylkha vehoriydhêmo mâghinnênu 'adhonây

59:13 chatha'th-piymo debhar-sephâthêymo veyillâkhdhu bhigh'onâm umê'âlâh umikkachashyesappêru

59:14 kallêh bhechêmâh kallêh ve'êynêmo veyêdhe`ukiy-'elohiym moshêl beya`aqobh le'aphsêy hâ'ârets selâh

59:15 veyâshubhulâ`erebh yehemu khakkâlebh viysobhebhu `iyr

59:16 hêmmâh yenu`un[yeniy`un] le'ekhol 'im-lo' yisbe`u vayyâliynu

59:17 va'aniy 'âshiyr`uzzekha va'arannên labboqer chasdekha kiy-hâyiythâ misgâbh liyumânos beyom tsar-liy

59:18 `uzziy 'êleykha 'azammêrâh kiy-'elohiymmisgabbiy 'elohêy chasdiy


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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