(A)He raises the poor from the dust,
(B)He lifts the needy from the ash heap
(C)To make them sit with nobles,
And inherit a seat of honor;
(D)For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
And He set the world on them.

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He raises(A) the poor(B) from the dust(C)
    and lifts the needy(D) from the ash heap;
he seats them with princes
    and has them inherit a throne of honor.(E)

“For the foundations(F) of the earth are the Lord’s;
    on them he has set the world.

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Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies.

For the choir director; set to [a]Al-tashheth. A [b]Mikhtam of David, [c]when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him.

59 (A)Deliver me from my enemies, O my God;
[d](B)Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 59:1 Lit Do Not Destroy
  2. Psalm 59:1 Possibly Epigrammatic Poem or Atonement Psalm
  3. Psalm 59:1 1 Sam 19:11
  4. Psalm 59:1 Or May You put me in an inaccessibly high place

Psalm 59[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.[b] When Saul had sent men to watch David’s house(A) in order to kill him.

Deliver me from my enemies, O God;(B)
    be my fortress against those who are attacking me.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 59:1 In Hebrew texts 59:1-17 is numbered 59:2-18.
  2. Psalm 59:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term

He (A)raises the poor from the dust
And lifts the needy from the ash heap,
To make them (B)sit with [a]princes,
With the [b]princes of His people.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 113:8 Or nobles
  2. Psalm 113:8 Or nobles

He raises the poor(A) from the dust
    and lifts the needy(B) from the ash heap;
he seats them(C) with princes,
    with the princes of his people.

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