Bible: Psalm 57

Psalm 57 1 

57:1 For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; 2  a prayer 3  of David, written when he fled from Saul into the cave. 4 

Have mercy on me, O God! Have mercy on me!

For in you I have taken shelter. 5 

In the shadow of your wings 6  I take shelter

until trouble passes.

57:2 I cry out for help to the sovereign God, 7 

to the God who vindicates 8  me.

57:3 May he send help from heaven and deliver me 9 

from my enemies who hurl insults! 10  (Selah)

May God send his loyal love and faithfulness!

57:4 I am surrounded by lions;

I lie down 11  among those who want to devour me; 12 

men whose teeth are spears and arrows,

whose tongues are a sharp sword. 13 

57:5 Rise up 14  above the sky, O God!

May your splendor cover the whole earth! 15 

57:6 They have prepared a net to trap me; 16 

I am discouraged. 17 

They have dug a pit for me. 18 

They will fall 19  into it! (Selah)

57:7 I am determined, 20  O God! I am determined!

I will sing and praise you!

57:8 Awake, my soul! 21 

Awake, O stringed instrument and harp!

I will wake up at dawn! 22 

57:9 I will give you thanks before the nations, O Master!

I will sing praises to you before foreigners! 23 

57:10 For your loyal love extends beyond the sky, 24 

and your faithfulness reaches the clouds.

57:11 Rise up 25  above the sky, O God!

May your splendor cover the whole earth! 26 

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