Psalms 57

Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors.

For the choir director; set to
Lit Do Not Destroy
Al-tashheth. A
Possibly, Epigrammatic Poem or Atonement Psalm
Mikhtam of David,
1 Sam 22:1; 24:3
when he fled from Saul in the cave.

1 Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me,
For my soul d  takes refuge in You;
And in the e  shadow of Your wings I will take refuge
Until destruction f  passes by.
2I will cry to God Most High,
To God who g  accomplishes all things for me.
3He will h  send from heaven and save me;
He reproaches him who
Or snaps at
j  tramples upon me.
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
God will send forth His l  lovingkindness and His
Or faithfulness

4My soul is among n  lions;
I must lie among those who breathe forth fire,
Even the sons of men, whose o  teeth are spears and arrows
And their p  tongue a sharp sword.
5 q  Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.
6They have
Or spread
prepared a s  net for my steps;
My soul is t  bowed down;
They u  dug a pit before me;
They themselves have v  fallen into the midst of it. Selah.

7 w  My x  heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!
8Awake y  my glory!
Awake z  harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
9 aa  I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to You among the
Lit peoples
10For Your ac  lovingkindness is great to the heavens
And Your
Or faithfulness
truth to the clouds.
11 ae  Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.

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