Psalm 57:2
Parallel Verses
New International Version
I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me.

New Living Translation
I cry out to God Most High, to God who will fulfill his purpose for me.

English Standard Version
I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.

New American Standard Bible
I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me.

King James Bible
I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I call to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me.

International Standard Version
I call upon the God Most High; to the God who completes what he began in me.

NET Bible
I cry out for help to the sovereign God, to the God who vindicates me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall call to God, The Highest, and to God my Savior.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I call to God Most High, to the God who does everything for me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will cry unto God most high, unto God that performs all things for me.

King James 2000 Bible
I will cry unto God most high; unto God who performs all things for me.

American King James Version
I will cry to God most high; to God that performes all things for me.

American Standard Version
I will cry unto God Most High, Unto God that performeth all things for me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will cry to God the most High; to God who hath done good to me.

Darby Bible Translation
I will call unto God, the Most High; unto God that performeth [all] for me.

English Revised Version
I will cry unto God Most High; unto God that performeth all things for me.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will cry to God most high; to God that performeth all things for me.

World English Bible
I cry out to God Most High, to God who accomplishes my requests for me.

Young's Literal Translation
I call to God Most High, To God who is perfecting for me.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

57:1-6 All David's dependence is upon God. The most eminent believers need often repeat the publican's prayer, God be merciful to me a sinner. But if our souls trust in the Lord, this may assure us, in our utmost dangers, that our calamities will at length be overpast, and in the mean time, by faith and prayer, we must make him our refuge. Though God be most high, yet he condescends so low, as to take care that all things are made to work for good to his people. This is a good reason why we should pray earnestly. Look which way we will on this earth, refuge fails, no help appears; but we may look for it from heaven. If we have fled from the wrath to come, unto Jesus Christ, he that performed all things needful to purchase the salvation of his people, will do for us and in us all things needful for our enjoyment of it. It made David droop to think there should be those that bore him so much ill-will. But the mischief they designed against him, returned on themselves. And when David was in the greatest distress and disgrace, he did not pray, Lord, exalt me, but, Lord, exalt thine own name. Our best encouragement in prayer, is taken from the glory of God, and to that, more than to our own comfort, we should have regard in all our petitions for mercy.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - I will cry unto God most High. In the original, "unto Elohim 'elyon" - an expression which only occurs here and in Psalm 78:56. El elyon, however, occurs in Psalm 78:45; as in Genesis 14:18, 19, 22, and Jehovah 'elyon in Psalm 7:18 [Psalm 7:17]. Unto God that performeth all things for me (comp. Psalm 138:8). God "accomplishes" for his saints whatever is good for them.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I will cry unto God most high,.... To remember him in his low estate, and who is higher than the highest, than Saul and his mighty men with him. This epithet David no doubt made use of, to encourage his faith in the Lord, who is above all, and can do all things; as follows;

unto God that performeth all things for me; in a providential way, having made him, upheld him in being, fed and clothed him, preserved him, and followed him with his goodness all his days; and in a way of grace he performed all his purposes concerning him, all his promises unto him, and was performing and would perfect the work of grace in him; see Psalm 138:8. The Targum adds a fable by way of paraphrase on the text,

"who commanded, or prepared a spider, to perfect in the mouth of the cave a web for me;''

so it is in the king's Bible; as if, when he was in the cave, God so ordered it in his providence, that a spider should spin a web over the month of it, which prevented his persecutors from searching for him in it; but the Scripture is silent in this matter. Such a story is reported of Felix, bishop of Nola, in ecclesiastical history (m).

(m) Vid. Bochart. Hierozoic. par. 2. l. 4. c. 23. col. 611.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. performeth—or, completes what He has begun.

Psalm 57:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
My Soul Takes Refuge
1For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge Until destruction passes by. 2I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me. 3He will send from heaven and save me; He reproaches him who tramples upon me. Selah. God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth.…
Cross References
Psalm 55:16
As for me, I call to God, and the LORD saves me.

Psalm 138:8
The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever-- do not abandon the works of your hands.
Treasury of Scripture

I will cry to God most high; to God that performes all things for me.

God most

Psalm 56:2 My enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight …

Psalm 136:2,3 O give thanks to the God of gods: for his mercy endures for ever…

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

that

Psalm 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, …

Isaiah 26:12 LORD, you will ordain peace for us: for you also have worked all …

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good …

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence …

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you …

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