Psalm 57

English Standard Version

1 To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam[1] of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. (1Sa 22:1; 1Sa 24:1; Ps 4:1; Ps 16:1; Ps 17:8; Ps 56:1; Ps 58:1; Ps 59:1; Ps 75:1; Ps 91:4; Ps 142:1; Isa 26:20) 2 I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. (Ps 138:8) 3 He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness! (Ps 18:16; Ps 36:5; Ps 40:11; Ps 43:3; Ps 56:1; Ps 144:5; Ps 144:7) 4 My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords. (Ps 52:2; Ps 55:21; Ps 58:6; Ps 59:7; Ps 64:3; Pr 12:18; Pr 30:14; Jer 9:8) 5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! (Ps 108:5; Ps 113:4) 6 They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves. (Job 18:8; Ps 7:15; Ps 145:14; Ps 146:8) 7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! (Ps 108:1; Ps 112:7) 8 Awake, my glory![2] Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! (Jud 5:12; 1Ch 15:16; Ps 16:9) 9 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. 10 For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. (Ps 36:5) 11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! (Ps 57:5)