(For the music leader. To the tune “Don’t Destroy.”[a] A special psalm by David when he was in the cave while running from Saul.)
Praise and Trust in Times of Trouble
57 God Most High, have pity on me! Have mercy. I run to you for safety. In the shadow of your wings, I seek protection till danger dies down. 2 I pray to you, my protector. 3 You will send help from heaven and save me, but you will bring trouble on my attackers. You are faithful, and you can be trusted.
4 I live among lions, who gobble down people! They have spears and arrows instead of teeth, and they have sharp swords instead of tongues.
5 May you, my God, be honored above the heavens; may your glory be seen everywhere on earth.
6 Enemies set traps for my feet and struck me down. They dug a pit in my path, but fell in it themselves. 7 I am faithful to you, and you can trust me. I will sing and play music for you, my God. 8 I feel wide awake! I will wake up my harp and wake up the sun. 9 I will praise you, Lord, for everyone to hear, and I will sing hymns to you in every nation. 10 Your love reaches higher than the heavens; your loyalty extends beyond the clouds.
11 May you, my God, be honored above the heavens; may your glory be seen everywhere on earth.
Psalm 57; 58Don’t Destroy: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
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