Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Have mercy on me, God, have mercy, for in you I have placed my trust. Even in the shadow of your wings will I find my refuge until this calamity passes.

New American Standard Bible

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.

King James Version

{To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.} Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

Holman Bible

For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Davidic Miktam. When he fled before Saul into the cave.Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me,
for I take refuge in You.
I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings
until danger passes.

A Conservative Version

Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in thee. Yea, in the shadow of thy wings I will take refuge until calamities be passed by.

American Standard Version

Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me; For my soul taketh refuge in thee: Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I take refuge, Until these calamities be overpast.

Amplified

Be merciful and gracious to me, O God, be merciful and gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge and finds shelter and confidence in You; yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I take refuge and be confident until calamities and destructive storms are passed.

Bible in Basic English

Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me; for the hope of my soul is in you: I will keep myself safely under the shade of your wings, till these troubles are past.

Darby Translation

{To the chief Musician. 'Destroy not.' Of David. Michtam; when he fled from Saul in the cave.} Be gracious unto me, O God, be gracious unto me; for my soul taketh refuge in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings do I take refuge, until the calamities be overpast.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusts in thee; and in the shadow of thy wings I will make my refuge until these calamities are overpast.

Julia Smith Translation

To the overseer, Thou wilt not destroy, to David a poem in his fleeing from the face of Saul in the cave. Compassionate me, O God, compassionate me: for in thee my soul put trust, and in the shadow of thy wings I will put my trust till calamity shall pass by.

King James 2000

[To the Chief Musician, altaschith. A michtam of David, when he fled from Saul into the cave.] Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusts in you: yea, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities have passed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, because in you my soul takes refuge. In the shadow of your wings I will take refuge until destruction passes by.

Modern King James verseion

To the Chief Musician. Do not destroy. A secret treasure of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me; for my soul trusts in You; yea, in the shadow of Your wings I will make my hiding-place, until these great troubles pass by.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

{To the Chanter, Destroy Not, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul into the cave} Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me, for my soul trusteth in thee: and under the shadow of thy wings shall be my refuge, until this tyranny be overpast.

NET Bible

For the music director; according to the al-tashcheth style; a prayer of David, written when he fled from Saul into the cave. Have mercy on me, O God! Have mercy on me! For in you I have taken shelter. In the shadow of your wings I take shelter until trouble passes.

New Heart English Bible

Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you. Yes, in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge, until disaster has passed.

The Emphasized Bible

Show me favour, O God, Show me favour, For, in thee, hath my soul sought refuge, - And, in the shadow of thy wings, will I seek refuge, Until the storm of ruin pass by.

Webster

To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yes, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities are overpast.

World English Bible

Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you. Yes, in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge, until disaster has passed.

Youngs Literal Translation

To the Overseer. -- 'Destroy not.' -- A secret treasure of David, in his fleeing from the face of Saul into a cave. Favour me, O God, favour me, For in Thee is my soul trusting, And in the shadow of Thy wings I trust, Until the calamities pass over.

References

Morish

Context Readings

A Call For God's Protection

1 Have mercy on me, God, have mercy, for in you I have placed my trust. Even in the shadow of your wings will I find my refuge until this calamity passes. 2 I call upon the God Most High; to the God who completes what he began in me.



Cross References

Psalm 91:4

With his feathers he will cover you, under his wings you will find safety. His truth is your shield and armor.

Isaiah 26:20

Come, my people, enter your rooms and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourselves for a little while until the fury has passed by.

Ruth 2:12

May the LORD repay you for your work, and may a full reward be given you from the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge."

Psalm 36:7

How precious is your gracious love, God! The children of men take refuge in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 56:1

Have mercy on me, God, because men have harassed me. Those who oppress me have fought against me all day long.

Psalm 63:7

For you have been my strength, and in the shadow of your wings I will shout for joy.

Psalm 2:12

Kiss the son before he becomes angry, and you die where you stand. Indeed, his wrath can flare up quickly. How blessed are those who take refuge in him. A Davidic Psalm, when he fled from his son Absalom.

Psalm 9:10

Those who know your name will trust you, for you have not forsaken those who seek you, LORD.

Psalm 13:5

As for me, I have trusted in your gracious love, my heart will rejoice in your deliverance.

Psalm 17:7-8

Show forth your gracious love, save those who take refuge in you from those who rebel against your sovereign power.

Psalm 59:1

Save me from my enemies, my God! Keep me safe from those who rise up against me.

Psalm 61:4

Let me make my home in your tent forever; let me hide under the shelter of your wings. Interlude

Psalm 69:13-16

As for me, LORD, may my prayer to you come at a favorable time. God, in the abundance of your gracious love, answer me with your sure deliverance.

Psalm 91:1

The one who lives in the shelter of the Most High, who rests in the shadow of the Almighty,

Psalm 91:9

"LORD, you are my refuge!" Because you chose the Most High as your dwelling place,

Psalm 119:76-77

May your gracious love comfort me in accordance with your promise to your servant.

Psalm 125:1

Those who are trusting in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be overthrown. They remain forever.

Isaiah 50:10

Who among you fears the LORD, obeying the voice of his servant, who among you walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD, and rely upon his God.

Matthew 24:22

If those days hadn't been limited, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, those days will be limited.

James 5:10-11

As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord.

Revelation 7:14

I told him, "Sir, you know."

Revelation 21:4

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won't be death anymore. There won't be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared."

1 Samuel 22:1

David left from there and escaped to the Cave of Adullam. His brothers and all his father's family heard about this and went down to him there.

1 Samuel 24:3

He came to the sheepfolds beside the road. There was a cave there, and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were sitting in the inner recesses of the cave.

1 Samuel 24:8

Then David got up, went out of the cave, and called out to Saul: "Your majesty!" Saul looked behind him, and David bowed down with his face to the ground and prostrated himself.

Psalm 58:1

How is it that by remaining silent you can speak righteously? How can you judge people fairly?

Psalm 142:1

My voice cries out to the LORD; my voice pleads for mercy to the LORD.

Isaiah 10:25

In just a little while, my fury will come to an end, and my anger then will be directed to their destruction.

Luke 13:34

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones to death those who have been sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you people were unwilling!

John 16:20

Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, you'll cry and mourn, but the world will rejoice. You'll be deeply distressed, but your pain will turn into joy.

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