Psalm 59:16
New International Version
But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

New Living Translation
But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress.

English Standard Version
But I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Berean Study Bible
But I will sing of Your strength and proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning. For You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble.

New American Standard Bible
But as for me, I will sing of Your strength; Yes, I will joyfully sing of Your faithfulness in the morning, For You have been my refuge And a place of refuge on the day of my distress.

NASB 1995
But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress.

NASB 1977
But as for me, I shall sing of Thy strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Thy lovingkindness in the morning, For Thou hast been my stronghold, And a refuge in the day of my distress.

Amplified Bible
But as for me, I will sing of Your mighty strength and power; Yes, I will sing joyfully of Your lovingkindness in the morning; For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress.

Christian Standard Bible
But I will sing of your strength and will joyfully proclaim your faithful love in the morning. For you have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I will sing of Your strength and will joyfully proclaim Your faithful love in the morning. For You have been a stronghold for me, a refuge in my day of trouble.

American Standard Version
But I will sing of thy strength; Yea, I will sing aloud of thy lovingkindness in the morning: For thou hast been my high tower, And a refuge in the day of my distress.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall praise your power and I shall praise your kindness at dawn, because you have been a place of refuge to me and a Savior in the day of affliction!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But I will sing to thy strength, and in the morning will I exult in thy mercy; for thou hast been my supporter, and my refuge in the day of mine affliction.

Contemporary English Version
But I will sing about your strength, my God, and I will celebrate because of your love. You are my fortress, my place of protection in times of trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I will sing thy strength: and will extol thy mercy in the morning. For thou art become my support, and my refuge, in the day of my trouble.

English Revised Version
But I will sing of thy strength; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my high tower, and a refuge in the day of my distress.

Good News Translation
But I will sing about your strength; every morning I will sing aloud of your constant love. You have been a refuge for me, a shelter in my time of trouble.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I will sing about your strength. In the morning I will joyfully sing about your mercy. You have been my stronghold and a place of safety in times of trouble.

International Standard Version
But I will sing of your power and in the morning I will shout for joy about your gracious love. For you have been a fortress for me; and a refuge when I am distressed.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for me, I will sing of Thy strength; Yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning; For Thou hast been my high tower, And a refuge in the day of my distress.

Literal Standard Version
And I sing of Your strength, And at morning I sing of Your kindness, For You have been a tower to me, And a refuge for me in a day of adversity.

NET Bible
As for me, I will sing about your strength; I will praise your loyal love in the morning. For you are my refuge and my place of shelter when I face trouble.

New Heart English Bible
But I will sing of your strength. Yes, I will sing aloud of your loving kindness in the morning. For you have been my high tower, a refuge in the day of my distress.

World English Bible
But I will sing of your strength. Yes, I will sing aloud of your loving kindness in the morning. For you have been my high tower, a refuge in the day of my distress.

Young's Literal Translation
And I -- I sing of Thy strength, And I sing at morn of Thy kindness, For thou hast been a tower to me, And a refuge for me in a day of adversity.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Deliver Me From My Enemies
15They scavenge for food, and growl if they are not satisfied. 16But I will sing of Your strength and proclaim Your loving devotion in the morning. For You are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. 17To You, O my strength, I sing praises, for You, O God, are my fortress, my God of loving devotion.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:30
When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, then in later days you will return to the LORD your God and listen to His voice.

2 Samuel 22:3
My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation. My stronghold, my refuge, and my Savior, You save me from violence.

Job 36:24
Remember to magnify His work, which men have praised in song.

Psalm 5:3
In the morning, O LORD, You hear my voice; at daybreak I lay my plea before You and wait in expectation.

Psalm 9:9
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Psalm 18:18
They confronted me in my day of calamity, but the LORD was my support.

Psalm 21:1
O LORD, the king rejoices in Your strength. How greatly he exults in Your salvation!


Treasury of Scripture

But I will sing of your power; yes, I will sing aloud of your mercy in the morning: for you have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.

But

Psalm 59:9,10
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence…

Psalm 21:13
Be thou exalted, LORD, in thine own strength: so will we sing and praise thy power.

Psalm 106:8
Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.

sing aloud

Psalm 31:7
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;

Psalm 36:5
Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds.

Psalm 86:13
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

morning

Psalm 5:3
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Psalm 30:5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Psalm 143:8
Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

for thou

Psalm 4:1
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm of David. Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.

Psalm 61:2,3
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I…

1 Samuel 17:37
David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.

day

Psalm 77:2
In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

Psalm 116:1-5
I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications…

Psalm 138:7
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.









Verse 16. - But I will sing of thy power; rather, of thy strength - the same word as that used in vers. 9 and 17. Yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning. When the morning came, David had escaped (1 Samuel 19:12), and could "sing of God's mercy" securely at Ramah, where he had joined Samuel. For thou hast been my Defense and Refuge in the day of my trouble; or, my High Tower, as in vers. 9 and 17.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But I
וַאֲנִ֤י ׀ (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

will sing
אָשִׁ֣יר (’ā·šîr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7891: To sing

of Your strength
עֻזֶּךָ֮ (‘uz·ze·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5797: Strength, might

and proclaim
וַאֲרַנֵּ֥ן (wa·’ă·ran·nên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7442: To give a ringing cry

Your loving devotion
חַ֫סְדֶּ֥ךָ (ḥas·de·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty

in the morning.
לַבֹּ֗קֶר (lab·bō·qer)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1242: Dawn, morning

For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

You are
הָיִ֣יתָ (hā·yî·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

my fortress,
מִשְׂגָּ֣ב (miś·gāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4869: A secure height, retreat, stronghold

my refuge
וּ֝מָנ֗וֹס (ū·mā·nō·ws)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4498: Flight, place of escape or refuge

in times
בְּי֣וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day

of trouble.
צַר־ (ṣar-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent


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