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Psalm 57 Good News Translation (GNT)

A Prayer for Help[a]

57 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful,
    because I come to you for safety.
In the shadow of your wings I find protection
    until the raging storms are over.

I call to God, the Most High,
    to God, who supplies my every need.
He will answer from heaven and save me;
    he will defeat my oppressors.
    God will show me his constant love and faithfulness.

I am surrounded by enemies,
    who are like lions hungry for human flesh.
Their teeth are like spears and arrows;
    their tongues are like sharp swords.

Show your greatness in the sky, O God,
    and your glory over all the earth.

My enemies have spread a net to catch me;
    I am overcome with distress.
They dug a pit in my path,
    but fell into it themselves.

I have complete confidence, O God;
    I will sing and praise you!
Wake up, my soul!
    Wake up, my harp and lyre!
    I will wake up the sun.
I will thank you, O Lord, among the nations.
    I will praise you among the peoples.
10 Your constant love reaches the heavens;
    your faithfulness touches the skies.
11 Show your greatness in the sky, O God,
    and your glory over all the earth.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 57:1 HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David, after he fled from Saul in the cave.
Good News Translation (GNT)

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Psalm 57 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 57[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.[b] When he had fled from Saul into the cave.

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
    for in you I take refuge.
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings
    until the disaster has passed.

I cry out to God Most High,
    to God, who vindicates me.
He sends from heaven and saves me,
    rebuking those who hotly pursue me—[c]
    God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.

I am in the midst of lions;
    I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts—
men whose teeth are spears and arrows,
    whose tongues are sharp swords.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

They spread a net for my feet
    I was bowed down in distress.
They dug a pit in my path—
    but they have fallen into it themselves.

My heart, O God, is steadfast,
    my heart is steadfast;
    I will sing and make music.
Awake, my soul!
    Awake, harp and lyre!
    I will awaken the dawn.

I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;
    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
    let your glory be over all the earth.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 57:1 In Hebrew texts 57:1-11 is numbered 57:2-12.
  2. Psalm 57:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  3. Psalm 57:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.
New International Version (NIV)

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