Amplified Bible

Psalm 59

Prayer for Rescue from Enemies.

To the Chief Musician; set to [the tune of] “Do Not Destroy.” A Mikhtam of David, [a record of memorable thoughts] when Saul sent men to watch his house in order to kill him.

1Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
Set me securely on an inaccessibly high place away from those who rise up against me.

Deliver me from those who practice wrongdoing,
And save me from bloodthirsty men.

Look! They lie in wait for my life;
Fierce and powerful men [are uniting together to] launch an attack against me,
Not for my wrongdoing nor for any sin of mine, O Lord.

They run and set themselves against me though there is no guilt in me;
Stir Yourself to meet and help me, and see [what they are doing]!

You, O Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel,
Arise to punish all the nations;
Spare no one and do not be merciful to any who treacherously plot evil. Selah.

They return at evening, they howl and snarl like dogs,
And go [prowling] around the city.

Look how they belch out [insults] with their mouths;
Swords [of sarcasm, ridicule, slander, and lies] are in their lips,
For they say, “Who hears us?”

But You, O Lord, will laugh at them [in scorn];
You scoff at and deride all the nations.


O [God] my strength, I will watch for You;
For God is my stronghold [my refuge, my protector, my high tower].
10 
My God in His [steadfast] lovingkindness will meet me;
God will let me look triumphantly on my enemies [who lie in wait for me].
11 
Do not kill them, or my people will forget;
Scatter them and make them wander [endlessly] back and forth by Your power, and bring them down,
O Lord our shield!
12 
For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips,
Let them even be trapped in their pride,
And on account of the curses and lies which they tell.
13 
Destroy them in wrath, destroy them so that they may be no more;
Let them know that God rules over Jacob (Israel)
To the ends of the earth. Selah.
14 
They return at evening, they howl and snarl like dogs,
And go [prowling] around the city.
15 
They wander around for food [to devour]
And growl all night if they are not satisfied.

16 
But as for me, I will sing of Your mighty strength and power;
Yes, I will sing joyfully of Your lovingkindness in the morning;
For You have been my stronghold
And a refuge in the day of my distress.
17 
To You, O [God] my strength, I will sing praises;
For God is my stronghold [my refuge, my protector, my high tower], the God who shows me [steadfast] lovingkindness.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 59

祈求上帝佑護

大衛作的詩,交給樂長,調用「休要毀壞」。當時掃羅派人去監視大衛的家,要殺害大衛。

1我的上帝啊,
求你救我脫離仇敵,
保護我免遭其害。
求你救我脫離作惡之徒,
脫離嗜血成性之人。
看啊,他們要暗害我。
耶和華啊,我並未犯罪作惡,
兇殘的人卻攻擊我。
我沒有過錯,
他們卻準備攻擊我。
求你起來幫助我,
顧念我的困境。
萬軍之耶和華,以色列的上帝啊,
求你起來懲罰列國,
不要姑息奸詐的惡人。(細拉)

他們夜晚回來,
嚎叫如狗,在城中遊蕩。
他們出口傷人,舌如利劍,
還說:「誰聽得見?」
但你耶和華必嗤笑他們,
嘲諷列國。
上帝啊,
你是我的力量,我的堡壘,
我仰望你。
10 我的上帝愛我,
祂會幫助我,
讓我欣然看見仇敵遭報。

11 保護我們的主啊,
求你不要殺掉他們,
免得我的百姓忘記教訓。
求你用你的能力驅散他們,
使他們淪為卑賤。
12 他們的嘴巴充滿罪惡,
口中盡是咒詛和謊言,
願他們陷在狂傲中不能自拔。
13 求你發烈怒毀滅他們,
徹底剷除他們,
使普天下都知道上帝在雅各家掌權。(細拉)

14 他們夜晚回來,
嚎叫如狗,在城中遊蕩,
15 四處覓食,
吃不飽就狂吠不止。
16 但我要歌頌你的能力,
在清晨頌揚你的慈愛,
因為你是我的堡壘,
是我患難時的避難所。
17 上帝啊,你是我的力量,
我要頌讚你,
你是我的堡壘,
是愛我的上帝。