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Psalm 57 :: New International Version (NIV)

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(cf. Psa 108:1–5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:1 - [fn]For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.[fn] 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:2 - I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:3 - He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me—[fn] God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:4 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:5 - Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:6 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:7 - My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:8 - Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:9 - I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:10 - For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 57:11 - Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 57:1-11 is numbered 57:2-12.
Title: Probably a literary or musical term
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.

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