Psalm 57 New Revised Standard Version

A Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors

57 1  Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until the destroying storms pass by. 2  I cry to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. 3  He will send from heaven and save me, he will put to shame those who trample on me. Selah God will send forth his steadfast love and his faithfulness. 4  I lie down among lions that greedily devour human prey; their teeth are spears and arrows, their tongues sharp swords. 5  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens. Let your glory be over all the earth. 6  They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my path, but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah

7  My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing and make melody. 8  Awake, my soul! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn. 9  I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. 10  For your steadfast love is as high as the heavens; your faithfulness extends to the clouds. 11  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens. Let your glory be over all the earth.


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