Psalm 57 New King James Version

A Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors

57 To the Chief Musician. Set to 'Do Not Destroy.' A Michtam of David when he fled from Saul into the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me! For my soul trusts in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge, Until these calamities have passed by. 2  I will cry out to God Most High, To God who performs all things for me. 3  He shall send from heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah God shall send forth His mercy and His truth. 4  My soul is among lions; I lie among the sons of men Who are set on fire, Whose teeth are spears and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword. 5  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth. 6  They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They have dug a pit before me; Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah

7  My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise. 8  Awake, my glory! Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn. 9  I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the nations. 10  For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, And Your truth unto the clouds. 11  Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.

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