Psalm 57 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 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. 1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
2 I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. 2 I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills [his purpose] for me.
3 He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness! 3 He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me; "Selah" God sends his love and his faithfulness.
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. 4 I am in the midst of lions; I lie among ravenous beasts-- men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! 5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
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. Selah 6 They spread a net for my feet-- I was bowed down in distress. They dug a pit in my path-- but they have fallen into it themselves. "Selah"
7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody! 7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
8 Awake, my glory! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn! 8 Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
9 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations. 9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. 10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth! 11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.