57 1 David being in the desert of Ziph, where the inhabitants did betray him, and at length in the same cave with Saul, 2 Calleth most earnestly unto God, with full confidence that he will perform his promise, and take his cause in hand. 5 Also that he will show his glory in the heavens and the earth against his cruel enemies. 9 Therefore doth he render laud and praise.
To him that excelleth. [a]Destroy not. A Psalm of David on Michtam. When he fled from Saul in the cave.
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, have mercy upon me; for my soul trusteth in thee, and in the shadow of thy wings will I [b]trust, till these[c]afflictions overpass.
2 I will call unto the most high God, even the God, that [d]performeth his promise toward me.
3 He will send from [e]heaven, and save me from the reproof of him that would swallow me. Selah. God will send his mercy, and his truth.
4 My soul is among lions; I lie among the children of men, that are set on fire; whose teeth are[f]spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
5 [g]Exalt thyself, O God, above the heaven, and let thy glory be upon all the earth.
6 They have laid a net for my steps; [h]my soul is pressed down, they have dug a pit before me, and are fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
7 Mine heart is [i]prepared, O God, mine heart is prepared; I will sing and give praise.
8 [j]Awake my tongue, awake viol and harp: I will awake early.
9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people, and I will sing unto thee among the nations.
10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the [k]clouds.
11 Exalt thyself, O God, above the heavens, and let thy glory be upon all the earth.
Psalm 57:1This was either the beginning of a certain song, or the words which David uttered when he stayed his affection.
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