Psalm 57 Young’s Literal Translation

A Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors

57 1  To the Overseer.—'Destroy not.'—A secret treasure of David, in his fleeing from the face of Saul into a cave. Favour me, O God, favour me, For in Thee is my soul trusting, And in the shadow of Thy wings I trust, Until the calamities pass over. 2  I call to God Most High, To God 'who' is perfecting for me. 3  He sendeth from the heaven, and saveth me, He reproached—who is panting after me. Selah. God sendeth forth His kindness and His truth. 4  My soul 'is' in the midst of lions, I lie down 'among' flames—sons of men, Their teeth 'are' a spear and arrows, And their tongue a sharp sword. 5  Be Thou exalted above the heavens, O God, Above all the earth Thine honour. 6  A net they have prepared for my steps, Bowed down hath my soul, They have digged before me a pit, They have fallen into its midst. Selah.

7  Prepared is my heart, O God, Prepared is my heart, I sing and praise. 8  Awake, mine honour, awake, psaltery and harp, I awake the morning dawn. 9  I thank Thee among the peoples, O Lord, I praise Thee among the nations. 10  For great unto the heavens 'is' Thy kindness, And unto the clouds Thy truth. 11  Be thou exalted above the heavens, O God. Above all the earth Thine honour!

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