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Psalms 59

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 1 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; defend me from those who rise up against me.

 2 Deliver me from the workers of iniquity and save me from bloodthirsty 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 through no fault of mine;1 awake to help me and see my distress.

 5 Therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to punish all the heathen; do not be merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.

 6 They return at evening, they snarl like a dog, and prowl about the city.

 7 See what they spew out of their mouth; swords are in their lips, for they say, "who hears us?"

 8 But you, O LORD, shall laugh at them; you shall hold all the heathen in derision.

 9 O my strength, I will wait upon you; for God is my defense.

 10 My God of mercy shall meet me; God shall let me see my desire upon my enemies.

 11 Do not slay them, lest my people forget; scatter them by your power and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

 12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, let them be taken in their pride, and for the cursing and lying which they speak.

 13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be; and let them know that God rules in Jacob to the ends of the earth. Selah.

 14 And at evening let them return; and let them snarl like a dog, and prowl around the city.

 15 Let them wander up and down for food and howl if they are not satisfied.

 16 But I will sing of your power; yes, I will sing aloud of your mercy in the morning; for you have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.

 17 Unto you, O my strength, I will sing praises; for God is my defense, and the God of my mercy.


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1 More of the supernatural enemies of David. They lie in wait for his soul. David was King; he would not have tolerated people around him who spoke and acted as he describes. He would have killed them himself, banished them, or imprisoned them. Clearly he speaks of the mighty who are gathered against him. The demons are mighty, having received powers before they were deceived by Satan to join him in rebellion against God; and God, never taking a gift back, left them with their powers after they had been banished from heaven to the dimension of Hell.

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