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Psalm 59. Eripe me de inimicis.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Eleventh Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. DELIVER me from mine enemies, O God; *
    defend me from them that rise up against me.
  2. O deliver me from the wicked doers, *
    and save me from the blood-thirsty men.
  3. For lo, they lie waiting for my soul; *
    the mighty men are gathered against me, without any offence or fault of me, O Lord.
  4. They run and prepare themselves without my fault; *
    arise thou therefore to help me, and behold.
  5. Stand up, O Lord God of hosts, thou God of Israel, to visit all the heathen, *
    and be not merciful unto them that offend of malicious wickedness.
  6. They go to and fro in the evening, *
    they grin like a dog, and run about through the city.
  7. Behold, they speak with their mouth, and swords are in their lips; *
    for who doth hear?
  8. But thou, O Lord, shalt have them in derision, *
    and thou shalt laugh all the heathen to scorn.
  9. My strength will I ascribe unto thee; *
    for thou art the God of my refuge.
  10. God showeth me his goodness plenteously; *
    and God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.
  11. Slay them not, lest my people forget it; *
    but scatter them abroad among the people, and put them down, O Lord our defence.
  12. For the sin of their mouth, and for the words of their lips, they shall be taken in their pride: *
    and why? their talk is of cursing and lies.
  13. Consume them in thy wrath, consume them, that they may perish; *
    and know that it is God that ruleth in Jacob, and unto the ends of the world.
  14. And in the evening they will return, *
    grin like a dog, and will go about the city.
  15. They will run here and there for meat, *
    and grudge if they be not satisfied.
  16. As for me, I will sing of thy power, and will praise thy mercy betimes in the morning; *
    for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.
  17. Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing; *
    for thou, O God, art my refuge, and my merciful God.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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