Psalm 57
NASB 1995
Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors.

For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.

1Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me,
            For my soul takes refuge in You;
            And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge
            Until destruction passes by.

      2I will cry to God Most High,
            To God who accomplishes all things for me.

      3He will send from heaven and save me;
            He reproaches him who tramples upon me.


            God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth.

      4My soul is among lions;
            I must lie among those who breathe forth fire,
            Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows
            And their tongue a sharp sword.

      5Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
            Let Your glory be above all the earth.

      6They have prepared a net for my steps;
            My soul is bowed down;
            They dug a pit before me;
            They themselves have fallen into the midst of it.


      7My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
            I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!

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

      9I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples;
            I will sing praises to You among the nations.

      10For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens
            And Your truth to the clouds.

      11Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
            Let Your glory be above all the earth.

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