Psalm 57
NASB 1977
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 Thee;
            And in the shadow of Thy 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. Selah.
            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 Thy 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. Selah.

     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 Thee, O Lord, among the peoples;
            I will sing praises to Thee among the nations.

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

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

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