Old Testament Psalms Chapter 57

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

David pleads for mercy and acclaims the glory and exaltation of God.

To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.

 1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy awings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

 2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

 3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

 4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose ateeth are spears and arrows, and their btongue a sharp csword.

 5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

 6 They have prepared a anet for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have bdigged a cpit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

 7 My heart is afixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will bsing and give praise.

 8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

 9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

 10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

 11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.