Psalm 57
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My Soul Takes Refuge in You

(1 Samuel 22:1-5; Psalm 142:1-7)

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1For the director of music. To the tune of "Do Not Destroy." Of David. A miktam. When he had fled from Saul into the cave. Have 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.1Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.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.1To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.1For the choir director: "Do Not Destroy." A Davidic Miktam. When he fled before Saul into the cave. Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me, for I take refuge in You. I will seek refuge in the shadow of Your wings until danger passes.
2I cry out to God Most High, to God, who vindicates me.2I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.2I will cry to God Most High, To God who accomplishes all things for me.2I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.2I call to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me.
3He sends from heaven and saves me, rebuking those who hotly pursue me-- God sends forth his love and his faithfulness.3He will send from heaven and save me; he will put to shame him who tramples on me. Selah God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!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.3He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.3He reaches down from heaven and saves me, challenging the one who tramples me. Selah God sends His faithful love and truth.
4I 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.4My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down amid fiery beasts— the children of man, whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.4My soul is among lions; I must lie among those who breathe forth fire, Even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows And their tongue a sharp sword.4My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.4I am surrounded by lions; I lie down with those who devour men. Their teeth are spears and arrows; their tongues are sharp swords.
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5Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.5Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!5Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.5Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.5God, be exalted above the heavens; let Your glory be over the whole earth.
6They 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.6They set a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down. They dug a pit in my way, but they have fallen into it themselves. Selah6They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah.6They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.6They prepared a net for my steps; I was despondent. They dug a pit ahead of me, but they fell into it! Selah
7My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.7My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast! I will sing and make melody!7My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.7My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident. I will sing; I will sing praises.
8Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.8Awake, my glory! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn!8Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.8Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.8Wake up, my soul! Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn.
9I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.9I will give thanks to you, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.9I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.9I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.9I will praise You, Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
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10For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.10For your steadfast love is great to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.10For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens And Your truth to the clouds.10For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.10For Your faithful love is as high as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches the clouds.
11Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.11Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!11Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.11Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.11God, be exalted above the heavens; let Your glory be over the whole earth.



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