To the Overseer. -- 'Destroy not.' -- A secret treasure of David, in his fleeing from the face of Saul into a cave. Favour me, O God, favour me, For in Thee is my soul trusting, And in the shadow of Thy wings I trust, Until the calamities pass over.
Psalm 57:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Be merciful unto me - To show David's deep earnestness, he repeats this twice; he was in great danger, surrounded by implacable enemies, and he knew that God alone could deliver him.
My soul trusteth in thee - I put my life into thy hand; and my immortal spirit knows no other portion than thyself.
In the shadow of thy wings - A metaphor taken from the brood of a hen taking shelter under her wings when they see a bird of prey; and there they continue to hide themselves till their evemy disappears. In a storm, or tempest of rain, the mother covers them with her wings to afford them shelter and defense. This the psalmist has particularly in view, as the following words show: "Until these calamities be overpast."
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1061 (Title.) Al-tas-chith. or, destroy not. A golden Psalm. This Psalm is supposed to have been called al tashcheth, or `destroy not,' because David thus addressed one his followers when about to kill Saul in the cave; and michtam, or 'golden' because written, or worthy to be written, in gold.
Psalm 58:1 Do you indeed speak righteousness, O congregation? do you judge uprightly, O you sons of men?
Psalm 59:1 Deliver me from my enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.
Psalm 142:1 I cried to the LORD with my voice; with my voice to the LORD did I make my supplication.
1 Samuel 22:1 David therefore departed there, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brothers and all his father's house heard it...
1 Samuel 24:3,8 And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet...
Psalm 56:1 Be merciful to me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresses me.
Psalm 69:13-16 But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of your mercy hear me...
Psalm 119:76,77 Let, I pray you, your merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to your word to your servant...
Psalm 9:10 And they that know your name will put their trust in you: for you, LORD, have not forsaken them that seek you.
Psalm 13:5 But I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
Psalm 125:1 They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but stays for ever.
Isaiah 50:10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys the voice of his servant, that walks in darkness, and has no light?...
Psalm 17:7,8 Show your marvelous loving kindness...
Psalm 36:7 How excellent is your loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings.
Psalm 61:4 I will abide in your tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of your wings. Selah.
Psalm 63:7 Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings will I rejoice.
Psalm 91:1,4,9 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty...
Ruth 2:12 The LORD recompense your work, and a full reward be given you of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you are come to trust.
Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that are sent to you...
Isaiah 10:25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and my anger in their destruction.
Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment...
Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
John 16:20 Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be sorrowful...
James 5:10,11 Take, my brothers, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience...
Revelation 7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes...
Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying...
Psalm 57:1 Parallel CommentariesAl-Taschith Al-Tashheth Calamities Cave Chief Choirmaster David Destroy Destruction Disaster Fled Leader Merciful Miktam Musician Passed Passes Poem Psalm Refuge Saul Shadow Soul Trusteth Tune WingsAl-Taschith Al-Tashheth Calamities Cave Chief Choirmaster David Destroy Destruction Disaster Fled Leader Merciful Miktam Musician Passed Passes Poem Psalm Refuge Saul Shadow Soul Trusteth Tune WingsTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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