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Psalms 57

1

[a]For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.Title: Probably a literary or musical term When he had fled from Saul into the cave.

1

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
until the disaster has passed.

1

2

I cry out to God Most High,
to God, who vindicates me.

3 He sends from heaven and saves me,
rebuking those who hotly pursue me—[b]
God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

3

4

I am in the midst of lions;
I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
whose tongues are sharp swords.

4

5

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.

5

6

They spread a net for my feet—
I was bowed down in distress.
They dug a pit in my path—
but they have fallen into it themselves.

6

7

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and make music.

8 Awake, my soul!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.

8

9

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.

10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

10

11

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.

11

Footnotes:

a. Psalms 57:1 In Hebrew texts 57:1-11 is numbered 57:2-12.
b. Psalms 57:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.
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