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Psalm 57 NRS/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, until the destroying storms 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 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 those who trample on me. (Selah) God will send forth 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 I lie down among lions that greedily devour human prey; their teeth are spears and arrows, their tongues 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 path, 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 soul! 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 as high as the heavens; your faithfulness extends 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.