Prayer for Rescue from Persecutors.

1 For the choir director; set to (a)Al-tashheth. A (b)Mikhtam of David, (c)when he fled from Saul in the cave.
Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me,
For my soul (A)takes refuge in You;
And in the (B)shadow of Your wings I will take refuge
Until destruction (C)passes by.
I will cry to God Most High,
To God who (D)accomplishes all things for me.
He will (E)send from heaven and save me;
He reproaches him who (d)(F)tramples upon me. (e)Selah.
God will send forth His (G)lovingkindness and His (f)truth.
My soul is among (H)lions;
I must lie among those who breathe forth fire,
Even the sons of men, whose (I)teeth are spears and arrows
And their (J)tongue a sharp sword.
(K)Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.
They have (g)prepared a (L)net for my steps;
My soul is (M)bowed down;
They (N)dug a pit before me;
They themselves have (O)fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
(P)My (Q)heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!
Awake, (R)my glory!
Awake, (S)harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
(T)I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to You among the (h)nations.
For Your (U)lovingkindness is great to the heavens
And Your (i)truth to the clouds.
(V)Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.


a. Psalm 57:1: ['Lit ', Do Not Destroy]
b. Psalm 57:1: ['Possibly, ', Epigrammatic Poem, ' or ', Atonement Psalm]
c. Psalm 57:1: ['1 Sam 22:1; 24:3']
d. Psalm 57:3: ['Or ', snaps at]
e. Psalm 57:3: [Selah, ' may mean: ', Pause, Crescendo, ' or ', Musical interlude]
f. Psalm 57:3: ['Or ', faithfulness]
g. Psalm 57:6: ['Or ', spread]
h. Psalm 57:9: ['Lit ', peoples]
i. Psalm 57:10: ['Or ', faithfulness]

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