They conspire and lurk, watching my steps, they are eager to take my life.
so that men shall say, "Most certainly there is a reward for the righteous. Most certainly there is a God who judges the earth." For the Chief Musician. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." A poem by David, when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him.
Oh, my Strength, I watch for you, for God is my high tower.
So I have seen you in the sanctuary, watching your power and your glory.
when I remember you on my bed, and think about you in the night watches.
He rules by his might forever. His eyes watch the nations. Don't let the rebellious rise up against him. Selah.
For my enemies talk about me. Those who watch for my soul conspire together,
For a thousand years in your sight are just like yesterday when it is past, like a watch in the night.
I watch, and have become like a sparrow that is alone on the housetop.
My eyes stay open through the night watches, that I might meditate on your word.
Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman guards it in vain.
My soul longs for the Lord more than watchmen long for the morning; more than watchmen for the morning.
Set a watch, the LORD, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips.
Remember therefore how you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If therefore you won't watch, I will come as a thief, and you won't know what hour I will come upon you.
"Behold, I come like a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his clothes, so that he doesn't walk naked, and they see his shame."
The watchmen who go about the city found me; "Have you seen him whom my soul loves?"
The watchmen who go about the city found me. They beat me. They bruised me. The keepers of the walls took my cloak away from me.