I. David’s Wicked Foes (59:1–7, 11–15): David is stalked by many enemies looking to ambush him.
A. Protect me! (59:1–2): David calls upon God to rescue him.
B. Punish them! (59:3–7, 11–15)
1. The reasons (59:3–4, 6–7, 14–15)
a. They are bloodthirsty (59:3–4, 6, 14–15): They want to kill him.
b. They are boastful (59:7): They speak filth and think no one can hurt them.
2. The requests (59:5, 11–12)
a. Show them no mercy (59:5): He wants God to punish them.
b. Bring them to their knees (59:11): God can stagger them with his power.
c. Let them be captured by their evil words (59:12).
d. Destroy them (59:13).
3. The results (59:13): When this is done, the world will know that God reigns in Israel.
II. David’s Wonderful Friend (59:8–10, 16–17)
A. God laughs at David’s enemies (59:8).
B. God is his strength (59:9–10, 17): God will help him triumph over his enemies.
III. David’s Testimony (59:16): David promises to sing about God’s power.