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(57:1) For the Leader;
Al-tashheth.
A Psalm of David;
Michtam;
when he fled from Saul, in the cave.
(57:2) Be gracious unto me, O God, be gracious unto me, for in Thee hath my soul taken refuge;
yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I take refuge, until calamities be overpast.
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(57:3) I will cry unto God Most high;
unto God that accomplisheth it for me.
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(57:4) He will send from heaven, and save me, when he that would swallow me up taunteth;
Selah;
God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
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(57:5) My soul is among lions, I do lie down among them that are aflame;
even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
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(57:6) Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Thy glory be above all the earth.
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(57:7) They have prepared a net for my steps, my soul is bowed down;
they have digged a pit before me, they are fallen into the midst thereof themselves.
Selah
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(57:8) My heart is stedfast, O God, my heart is stedfast;
I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.
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(57:9) Awake, my glory;
awake, psaltery and harp;
I will awake the dawn.
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(57:10) I will give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, among the peoples;
I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations.
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(57:11) For Thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and Thy truth unto the skies.
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(57:12) Be Thou exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Thy glory be above all the earth.