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Psalm 57 NET

57:1 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.

2 I cry out for help to God Most High,

to the God who vindicates me.

3 May he send help from heaven and deliver me

from my enemies who hurl insults. (Selah)

May God send his loyal love and faithfulness.

4 I am surrounded by lions;

I lie down among those who want to devour me,

men whose teeth are spears and arrows,

whose tongues are sharp swords.

5 Rise up above the sky, O God.

May your splendor cover the whole earth.

6 They have prepared a net to trap me;

I am discouraged.

They have dug a pit for me.

They will fall into it. (Selah)

7 I am determined, O God. I am determined.

I will sing and praise you.

8 Awake, my soul!

Awake, O stringed instrument and harp!

I will wake up at dawn.

9 I will give you thanks before the nations, O Lord.

I will sing praises to you before foreigners.

10 For your loyal love extends beyond the sky,

and your faithfulness reaches the clouds.

11 Rise up above the sky, O God.

May your splendor cover the whole earth.

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