1 To the chief musician, Altashcheth, by David, a Michtham, when he fled from Saul, in the cave.(57:2)Be gracious unto me, O God, be gracious unto me; for in thee my soul seeketh protection, and under the shadow of thy wings will I seek protection, until the mischief be passed away.
2 (57:3)I will call unto God, the Most High; unto God that accomplisheth his kindness on me.
3 (57:4)He will send from heaven, and save me, though he that longeth to swallow me up utter reproach. Selah. God will send forth his kindness and his truth.
4 (57:5)My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down in the midst of those that send out flames, those sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and whose tongue is a sharpened sword.
5 (57:6)Be thou exalted above the heavens, O God: above all the earth let thy glory be.
6 (57:7)A net have they prepared for my steps; my soul hath been bent down; they have dug before me a pit; they are fallen into the midst thereof. Selah.
7 (57:8)Firm is my heart, O God, firm is my heart: I will sing and play.
8 (57:9)Awake, my spirit; awake, psaltery and harp: I will wake up the morningdawn.
9 (57:10)I will thank thee among the people, O Lord: I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.
10 (57:11)For great, even unto the heavens, is thy kindness, and even unto the skies extendeth thy truth.
11 (57:12)Be thou exalted above the heavens, O God: above all the earth let thy glory be.