For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam. When he had fled from Saul into the cave.

1 abHave mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.
References for Psalms 57:1
    • ð 57:1 - In Hebrew texts 57:1-11 is numbered 57:2-12.
    • ñ 57:1 - Title: Probably a literary or musical term
      2 I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me.
      References for Psalms 57:2
      3 He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me—cGod sends forth his love and his faithfulness.
      References for Psalms 57:3
        • ò 57:3 - The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 6.
          4 I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts— men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
          References for Psalms 57:4
          5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.
          References for Psalms 57:5
          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.
          7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.
          References for Psalms 57:7
          8 Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.
          9 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.
          10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
          References for Psalms 57:10