Psalms 57:1-10

1For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.”
Possibly a tune
A Davidic
Miktam: A musical term of uncertain meaning, possibly denoting a plaintive style
Miktam
. When he fled before Saul into the cave. c

Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
for I take refuge in You.
I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings
until danger passes. d
2 I call to God
Most High: The Hebrew word is Elyon. It is often used with other names of God, such as El (God) or Yahweh (Lord); it is used to refer to God as the supreme being.
Most High,
to God who fulfills His purpose for me.
Or who avenges me
,
g
3 He reaches down from heaven and saves me,
challenging the one who tramples me. h ,
Selah: A Hebrew word whose meaning is uncertain; various interpretations include: (1) a musical notation, (2) a pause for silence, (3) a signal for worshipers to fall prostrate on the ground, (4) a term for the worshipers to call out, and (5) a word meaning "forever"

Selah

God sends His faithful love and truth. j
4 I am surrounded by lions;
I lie down with those who devour
men: Literally sons of man or sons of Adam
men.
Their teeth are spears and arrows;
their tongues are sharp swords. l
5 God, be exalted above the heavens;
let Your glory be over the whole earth. m
6 They prepared a net for my steps;
I was despondent.
They dug a pit ahead of me,
but they fell into it! n ,
Selah: A Hebrew word whose meaning is uncertain; various interpretations include: (1) a musical notation, (2) a pause for silence, (3) a signal for worshipers to fall prostrate on the ground, (4) a term for the worshipers to call out, and (5) a word meaning "forever"

Selah

7 My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident.
I will sing; I will sing praises. p
8 Wake up, my soul!
Lit glory

Wake up, harp and lyre!
I will wake up the dawn. r
9 I will praise You, Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to You among the nations. s
10 For Your faithful love is as high as the heavens;
Your faithfulness reaches the clouds. t
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