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Psalm 57 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To the choirmaster: according to Do Not Destroy. A Miktam of David, when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in thee my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of thy 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 to God Most High, to God who fulfils 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 upon 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 in the midst of lions that greedily devour the sons of men; 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 thy 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 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 thee, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to thee among the nations. 9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
10 For thy steadfast love is great to the heavens, thy 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 thy glory be over all the earth! 11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.