46. Psalm 59- Triumph over enemies

Deliver me from my enemies, O my God, Protect me From those who rise up against me, Deliver me From those who work evil and Save me From bloodthirsty foes. For lo, they lie in wait for my life, fierce foes band themselves against me. For no transgression or sin of mine, O Lord, for no fault of mine, they run and make ready. So Rouse Yourself, Come To Help me and See! You YHWH, God of hosts, Are God of Israel. Awake To Punish all the fools, Spare None who treacherously plot evil. Each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city. There they are, bellowing with their mouths and snarling with their lips: “for who will hear us?” But You, O Lord, Do Laugh At them, You Do Hold all the fools In Derision. O my Strength, I will give praises to You, for You, O God, Are my Fortress. My God In His Steadfast Love Will Meet me, You Will Let me look in triumph upon my enemies. And God, Slay them not quickly, lest my people forget, Make them Totter By Your Power and Bring them Down Slowly, O Lord, our Shield! For the sin of their mouths and the words of their lips, Let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies which they utter, Consume them in Your Wrath, Consume them till they are no more, that men may know God Rules Over Israel to the ends of the Earth. Yea each evening they come back, howling like dogs and prowling about the city. They roam about as if for food and growl if they do not get their fill. But my soul will sing in praise of Your Might, yea I will give praise of Your Steadfast Love in the morning. For You Have Been To me a Fortress and a Refuge in the days of my distress. O my Strength, I will give praise to You YHWH, for You Are my Fortress, The One True God Who Shows me His Steadfast Love.