1 {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.
2 I will call unto God, the Most High; unto God that performeth [all] for me.

References for Psalms 57:2

    • a 57:2 - Or 'perfecteth:' see Ps. 138.8.
      3 He will send from the heavens and save me; he hath covered with reproach him that would swallow me up. Selah. God hath sent forth his loving-kindness and his truth.
      4 My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down [among] them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

      References for Psalms 57:4

          5 Be exalted above the heavens, O God; let thy glory be above all the earth!
          6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down: they have digged a pit before me; they are fallen into the midst thereof. Selah.

          References for Psalms 57:6

            • c 57:6 - Or 'they bowed down my soul.'
              7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing, yea, I will sing psalms.
              8 Awake, my glory; awake, lute and harp: I will wake the dawn.

              References for Psalms 57:8

                • d 57:8 - See Ps. 16.9.
                • e 57:8 - Or 'awake with;' and so Ps. 108.2.
                  9 I will give thee thanks among the peoples, O Lord; of thee will I sing psalms among the nations:

                  References for Psalms 57:9

                    • f 57:9 - Leummim: see Ps. 2.1; and so Ps. 67.4; 108.3.
                      10 For thy loving-kindness is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.
                      11 Be exalted above the heavens, O God; let thy glory be above all the earth!

                      References for Psalms 57:11

                        • g 57:11 - See Ps. 108.1-5.