Psalm 57:1
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
5329 [e]לַמְנַצֵּ֣חַ
lam-naṣ-ṣê-aḥ
To the Chief MusicianPrep-l, Art | V-Piel-Prtcpl-ms
  אַל־
’al-
Set to do NotAdverb Adv
516 [e]תַּ֭שְׁחֵת
taš-ḥêṯ
DestroyV-Hifil-Imperf.Jus-2ms
1732 [e]לְדָוִ֣ד
lə-ḏā-wiḏ
of DavidPrep-l | N-proper-ms
4387 [e]מִכְתָּ֑ם
miḵ-tām;
a MichtamN-ms
1272 [e]בְּבָרְח֥וֹ
bə-ḇā-rə-ḥōw
when he fledPrep-b | V-Qal-Inf | 3ms
6440 [e]מִפְּנֵי־
mip-pə-nê-šā-
fromPrep-m | N-mpc
7586 [e]שָׁ֝א֗וּל
’ūl,
SaulN-proper-ms
4631 [e]בַּמְּעָרָֽה׃
bam-mə-‘ā-rāh.
into the cavePrep-b, Art | N-fs
2603 [e]חָנֵּ֤נִי
ḥān-nê-nî
Be merciful to meV-Qal-Imp-ms | 1cs
430 [e]אֱלֹהִ֨ים ׀
’ĕ-lō-hîm
GodN-mp
2603 [e]חָנֵּ֗נִי
ḥān-nê-nî
be merciful to meV-Qal-Imp-ms | 1cs
3588 [e]כִּ֥י
forConj
  בְךָ֮
ḇə-ḵā
in YouPrep | 2ms
2620 [e]חָסָ֪יָה
ḥā-sā-yāh
trustsV-Qal-Perf-3fs
5315 [e]נַ֫פְשִׁ֥י
nap̄-šî
my soulN-fsc | 1cs
6738 [e]וּבְצֵֽל־
ū-ḇə-ṣêl-
and in the shadowConj-w, Prep-b | N-msc
3671 [e]כְּנָפֶ֥יךָ
kə-nā-p̄e-ḵā
of Your wingsN-fpc | 2ms
2620 [e]אֶחְסֶ֑ה
’eḥ-seh;
I will make my refugeV-Qal-Imperf-1cs
5704 [e]עַ֝֗ד
‘aḏ,
UntilPrep
5674 [e]יַעֲבֹ֥ר
ya-‘ă-ḇōr
have passed byV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
1942 [e]הַוּֽוֹת׃
haw-wō-wṯ.
[these] calamitiesN-fp









Hebrew Texts
תהילים 57:1 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
לַמְנַצֵּ֣חַ אַל־תַּ֭שְׁחֵת לְדָוִ֣ד מִכְתָּ֑ם בְּבָרְחֹ֥ו מִפְּנֵישָׁ֝־א֗וּל בַּמְּעָרָֽה׃ חָנֵּ֤נִי אֱלֹהִ֨ים ׀ חָנֵּ֗נִי כִּ֥י בְךָ֮ חָסָ֪יָה נַ֫פְשִׁ֥י וּבְצֵֽל־כְּנָפֶ֥יךָ אֶחְסֶ֑ה עַ֝֗ד יַעֲבֹ֥ר הַוֹּֽות׃

תהילים 57:1 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
למנצח אל־תשחת לדוד מכתם בברחו מפניש־אול במערה׃ חנני אלהים ׀ חנני כי בך חסיה נפשי ובצל־כנפיך אחסה עד יעבר הוות׃

תהילים 57:1 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
למנצח אל־תשחת לדוד מכתם בברחו מפניש־אול במערה׃ חנני אלהים ׀ חנני כי בך חסיה נפשי ובצל־כנפיך אחסה עד יעבר הוות׃

תהילים 57:1 Hebrew Bible
למנצח אל תשחת לדוד מכתם בברחו מפני שאול במערה חנני אלהים חנני כי בך חסיה נפשי ובצל כנפיך אחסה עד יעבר הוות׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be 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.

King James Bible
<> Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director: "Do Not Destroy." A Davidic Miktam. When he fled before Saul into the cave. Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me, for I take refuge in You. I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings until danger passes.
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