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Psalm 57

Praise and Assurance under Persecution

To the leader: Do Not Destroy. Of David. A Miktam, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.

1

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me,

for in you my soul takes refuge;

in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge,

until the destroying storms pass by.

2

I cry to God Most High,

to God who fulfills his purpose for me.

3

He will send from heaven and save me,

he will put to shame those who trample on me.Selah

God will send forth his steadfast love and his faithfulness.

 

4

I lie down among lions

that greedily devour human prey;

their teeth are spears and arrows,

their tongues sharp swords.

 

5

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.

Let your glory be over all the earth.

 

6

They set a net for my steps;

my soul was bowed down.

They dug a pit in my path,

but they have fallen into it themselves.Selah

7

My heart is steadfast, O God,

my heart is steadfast.

I will sing and make melody.

8

Awake, my soul!

Awake, O harp and lyre!

I will awake the dawn.

9

I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples;

I will sing praises to you among the nations.

10

For your steadfast love is as high as the heavens;

your faithfulness extends to the clouds.

 

11

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens.

Let your glory be over all the earth.


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