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57 (0) For the leader. Set to “Do Not Destroy.” By David, a mikhtam, when he fled from Sha’ul into the cave:

(1) Show me favor, God, show me favor;
for in you I have taken refuge.
Yes, I will find refuge in the shadow of your wings
until the storms have passed.
(2) I call to God, the Most High,
to God, who is accomplishing his purpose for me.

(3) He will send from heaven and save me
when those who would trample me down mock me. (Selah)
God will send his grace and his truth.

(4) I am surrounded by lions,
I am lying down among people breathing fire,
men whose teeth are spears and arrows
and their tongues sharp-edged swords.

(5) Be exalted, God, above heaven!
May your glory be over all the earth!
(6) They prepared a snare for my feet,
but I am bending over [to avoid it].
They dug a pit ahead of me,
but they fell into it themselves. (Selah)

(7) My heart is steadfast, God, steadfast.
I will sing and make music.
(8) Awake, my glory! Awake, lyre and lute!
I will awaken the dawn.

10 (9) I will thank you, Adonai, among the peoples;
I will make music to you among the nations.
11 (10) For your grace is great, all the way to heaven,
and your truth, all the way to the skies.

12 (11) Be exalted, God, above heaven!
May your glory be over all the earth!

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