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Psalms 59:4

    Psalms 59:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For no sin of mine they go quickly and get themselves ready; be awake and come to my help, and see.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    I have done no wrong, yet they are ready to attack me. Rise up, behold, and help me!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Psalms 59:4

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 59:4

    They run and prepare themselves - They leave no stone unturned that they may effect my destruction and prevent the building.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 59:4

    They run and prepare themselves - That is, they "hasten" to accomplish this; they are quick to obey the command of Saul requiring them to slay me. The word "prepare" refers to whatever was deemed necessary to enable them to accomplish what they had been commanded to do - arming themselves, making provision for their journey, etc.

    Without my fault - That is, without anything on my part to deserve this, or to justify Saul and those employed by him in what they attempt to do. David, in all this, was conscious of innocence. In his own feelings toward Saul, and in all his public acts, he knew that he had sought only the king's welfare, and that he had been obedient to the laws.

    Awake to help me - That is, "arouse," as one does from sleep. See the notes at Psalm 7:6. Compare Psalm 35:23. The word rendered "to help me," is rendered in the margin, "to meet me." This is the meaning of the Hebrew. It is a prayer that God would meet him, or come to him, and aid him.