Psalm 57 CSB

Praise for God's Protection

For the choir director: "Do Not Destroy." A Davidic Miktam. When he fled before Saul into the cave.

1 Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me, for I take refuge in You. I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wingsa until danger passes.

References for Psalms 57:1

    • c 57:1 - Ps 17:8; 91:1
      2 I call to God Most High, to God who fulfills [His purpose] for me.b

      References for Psalms 57:2

        • d 57:2 - Or who avenges me
          3 He reaches down from heaven and saves me, challenging the one who tramples me. Selah God sends His faithful love and truth.
          4 I am in the midst of lions; I lie down with those who devour men. Their teeth are spears and arrows; their tongues are sharp swords.
          5 God, be exalted above the heavens; let Your glory be above the whole earth.
          6 They prepared a net for my steps; I was downcast. They dug a pit ahead of me, but they fell into it!c Selah

          References for Psalms 57:6

            • e 57:6 - Ps 9:15; 35:8; Pr 28:10
              7 My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident. I will sing; I will sing praises.
              8 Wake up, my soul!d Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn.

              References for Psalms 57:8

                • f 57:8 - Lit glory
                  9 I will praise You, Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
                  10 For Your faithful love is as high as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.e

                  References for Psalms 57:10

                    • g 57:10 - Ps 103:11; Lm 3:22-23
                      11 God, be exalted above the heavens; let Your glory be over the whole earth.f

                      References for Psalms 57:11