PSALM 57 Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors. For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. 57 1Be 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. 2I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me. 3He will send from heaven and save me; He reproaches him who [S]tramples upon me. [T]Selah. God will send forth His lovingkindness and His [U]truth. 4My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword. 5Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth. 6They have [V]prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah. 7My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises! 8Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. 9I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the [W]nations. 10For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens And Your [X]truth to the clouds. 11Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
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