Psalm 57:2
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New International Version
I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me.

King James Bible
I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

Darby Bible Translation
I will call unto God, the Most High; unto God that performeth [all] for me.

World English Bible
I cry out to God Most High, to God who accomplishes my requests for me.

Young's Literal Translation
I call to God Most High, To God who is perfecting for me.

Psalm 57:2 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will cry unto God most high - He is the Most High; and therefore far above all my enemies, though the prince of the power of the air be at their head.

Unto God, לאל lael, unto the strong Good, one against whom no human or diabolic might can prevail. David felt his own weakness, and he knew the strength of his adversaries; and therefore he views God under those attributes and characters which were suited to his state. This is a great secret in the Christian life; few pray to God wisely; though they may do it fervently.

That performeth all things for me - Who works for me; גמר gomer, he who completes for me, and will bring all to a happy issue.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God most

Psalm 56:2 My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O you most High.

Psalm 136:2,3 O give thanks to the God of gods: for his mercy endures for ever...

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...


Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures for ever: forsake not the works of your own hands.

Isaiah 26:12 LORD, you will ordain peace for us: for you also have worked all our works in us.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence...

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...

June 5. "My Heart is Fixed, O God" (Ps. Lvii. 7).
"My heart is fixed, O God" (Ps. lvii. 7). We do not always feel joyful, but we are always to count it joy. This word reckon is one of the keywords of Scripture. It is the same word used about our being dead. We are painfully conscious of something which would gladly return to life. But we are to treat ourselves as dead, and neither fear nor obey the old nature. So we are to reckon the thing that comes a blessing; we are determined to rejoice, to say, "My heart is fixed, Lord; I will sing and give
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Strong Faith in a Faithful God
DAVID was in the cave of Adullam. He had fled from Saul, his remorseless foe; and had found shelter in the clefts of the rock. In the beginning of this psalm he rings the alarm-bell, and very loud is the sound of it. "Be merciful unto me," and then the clapper hits the other side of the bell. "Be merciful unto me." He utters his misery again and again. "My soul trusteth in thee; yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast." Thus he solaces himself by
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 61: 1915

Cross References
Psalm 55:16
As for me, I call to God, and the LORD saves me.

Psalm 138:8
The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever-- do not abandon the works of your hands.

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