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Psalm 57 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors.

(cf. Psa 108:1–5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:1 - For the choir director; set to [fn]Al-tashheth. A [fn]Mikhtam of David, [fn]when he fled from Saul in the cave.
Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me,
For my soul takes refuge in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge
Until destruction passes by.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:2 - I will cry to God Most High,
To God who accomplishes all things for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:3 - He will send from heaven and save me;
He reproaches him who [fn]tramples upon me. [fn]Selah.
God will send forth His lovingkindness and His [fn]truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:4 - My soul is among lions;
I must lie among those who breathe forth fire,
Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows
And their tongue a sharp sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:5 - Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:6 - They have [fn]prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down;
They dug a pit before me;
They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:7 - My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:8 - Awake, my glory!
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:9 - I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to You among the [fn]nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:10 - For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens
And Your [fn]truth to the clouds.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:11 - Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: Do Not Destroy
Possibly, Epigrammatic Poem or Atonement Psalm
1 Sam 22:1; 24:3
Or, snaps at
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
Or, faithfulness
Or, spread
Literally: peoples
Or, faithfulness

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