THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 57 ©
David, fleeing before Saul, prays to God for favor and protection, whereof he assures himself, and describing the bitterness of his enemies, he foretells their fall, and is ready to praise God.
To the chief Musician, 1Al-taschith, 2Michtam of David, whena he fled from Saul in the cave.
BE merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul 3trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of 4thy wings will I make my refuge, until these 5calamities be overpast.
I will cry unto God most high; unto God that 6performeth all things for me.
He shall 7send from heaven, and save me from 8the reproach of him that would 9swallow me up. 10Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his 11truth.
My 12soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on 13fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are 14spears and arrows, and their tongue a 15sharp sword.
16Beb thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.
They have prepared a net for my steps; 17my soul is bowed down: cthey have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
Myd heart is 18fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.
Awake up, my 19glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.
Ie will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.
Forf thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
20Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.