The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

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.

They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.

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.

They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?

But thou, O Lord, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.

Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

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.

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.

And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.” Psalm 59 (KJV)

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  1. Deliver me from my enemies, my God.
    You set me high above those who rise up against me.
    Deliver me from evildoers.
    Save me from bloodthirsty men.

    Yes, look how they lie in ambush to take my life!
    Strong men gather against me,
    but it is not because I have rebelled,
    not because I have sinned, O Lord.
    I am not guilty,
    yet they run to take up their positions against me.
    Rise up to meet me and see!
    You, O Lord, God of Armies, the God of Israel,
    wake up and confront all the nations.
    Do not show mercy to all the wicked traitors.

    They return at evening. They growl like dogs.
    They prowl around the city.
    Look, they gush from their mouths.
    Their lips are swords,
    so they say, “Who hears?”

    But you laugh at them, Lord.
    You scoff at all those nations.
    O my Strength, I watch for you,
    because God is my high fortress.

    My merciful God will go ahead of me.
    God will make me look down on those who slander me.

    Do not kill them, or my people may forget.
    In your might make them wander about.
    Bring them down, O Lord, our shield.
    The sin of their mouth is the words of their lips,
    so let them be caught in their pride,
    because of the curses and lies they proclaim.
    Consume them in wrath.
    Consume them till they are no more.
    Then they will know to the ends of the earth
    that God rules over Jacob.

    They return at evening. They growl like dogs.
    They prowl around the city.
    They wander about for food.
    If not satisfied, they howl.

    But I will sing about your strength.
    In the morning I will shout about your mercy,
    because you are a high fortress for me,
    a refuge in the day of my distress.
    O my Strength, to you I make music,
    because God is my high fortress, my merciful God.
    – Psalm 59 (EHV)

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