Psalm 57:1 {56:1}
Good News Translation
Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful, because I come to you for safety. In the shadow of your wings I find protection until the raging storms are over.

Contemporary English Version
God Most High, have pity on me! Have mercy. I run to you for safety. In the shadow of your wings, I seek protection till danger dies down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in thee. And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away.

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Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in thee. And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away.

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2943 B.C.

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 Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title. [2] If in very deed ye speak justice: judge right things, ye sons of men.

Psalm 59:1 Unto the end, destroy not, for David for an inscription of a title, when Saul sent and watched his house to kill him. [2] Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; and defend me from them that rise up against me.

when

Psalm 142:1 Of understanding for David, A prayer when he was in the cave. [2] I cried to the Lord with my voice: with my voice I made supplication to the Lord.

1 Samuel 22:1 David therefore went from thence, and fled to the cave of Odollam. And when his brethren, and all his father's house, had heard of it, they went down to him thither.

1 Samuel 24:3,8 And he came to the sheepcotes which were in his way. And there was a cave, into which Saul went, to ease nature: now David and his men lay hid in the inner part of the cave. . . .

be

Psalm 56:1 Unto the end, for a people that is removed at a distance from the sanctuary: for David, for an inscription of a title (or pillar) when the Philistines held him in Geth. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, for man hath trodden me under foot; all the day long he hath afflicted me fighting against me.

Psalm 69:13-16 But as for me, my prayer is to thee, O Lord; for the time of thy good pleasure, O God. In the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. . . .

Psalm 119:76,77 O! let thy mercy be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant. . . .

should

Psalm 9:10 And let them trust in thee who know thy name: for thou hast not forsaken them that seek thee, O Lord.

Psalm 13:5 Lest at any time my enemy say: I have prevailed against him. They that trouble me, will rejoice when I am moved:

Psalm 125:1 A gradual canticle. They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Sion: he shall not be moved for ever that dwelleth

Isaiah 50:10 Who is there among you that feareth the Lord, that heareth the voice of his servant, that hath walked in darkness, and hath no light? let him hope in the name of the Lord, and lean upon his God.

shadow

Psalm 17:7,8 Shew forth thy wonderful mercies; thou who savest them that trust in thee. . . .

Psalm 36:7 O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of men shall put their trust under the cover of thy wings.

Psalm 61:4 In thy tabernacle I shall dwell for ever: I shall be protected under the covert of thy wings.

Psalm 63:7 Because thou hast been my helper. And I will rejoice under the cover of thy wings:

Psalm 91:1,4,9 The praise of a canticle for David. He that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob. . . .

Ruth 2:12 The Lord render unto thee for thy work, and mayst thou receive a full reward of the Lord the God of Israel, to whom thou art come, and under whose wings thou art fled.

Luke 13:34 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the prophets; and stonest them that are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children as the bird doth her brood under her wings, and thou wouldest not?

until

Isaiah 10:25 For yet a little and a very little while, and my indignation shall cease, and my wrath shall be upon their wickedness.

Isaiah 26:20 Go, my people, enter into thy chambers, shut thy doors upon thee, hide thyself a little for a moment, until the indignation pass away.

Matthew 24:22 And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.

John 16:20 Amen, amen, I say to you, that you shall lament and weep, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be made sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.

James 5:10,11 Take, my brethren, for example of suffering evil, of labour and patience, the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. . . .

Revelation 7:14 And I said to him: My Lord, thou knowest. And he said to me: These are they who are come out of great tribulation and have washed their robes and have made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more. Nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away.

Context
In You My Soul Takes Refuge
1Unto the end, destroy not, for David, for an inscription of a title, when he fled from Saul into the cave. [2] Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me: for my soul trusteth in thee. And in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until iniquity pass away.2I will cry to God the most high; to God who hath done good to me.…
Cross References
Ruth 2:12
The Lord render unto thee for thy work, and mayst thou receive a full reward of the Lord the God of Israel, to whom thou art come, and under whose wings thou art fled.

1 Samuel 22:1
David therefore went from thence, and fled to the cave of Odollam. And when his brethren, and all his father's house, had heard of it, they went down to him thither.

1 Samuel 24:3
And he came to the sheepcotes which were in his way. And there was a cave, into which Saul went, to ease nature: now David and his men lay hid in the inner part of the cave.

Psalm 2:12
Embrace discipline, lest at any time the Lord be angry, and you perish from the just way. [13] When his wrath shall be kindled in a short time, blessed are all they that trust in him.

Psalm 17:8
From them that resist thy right hand keep me, as the apple of thy eye. Protect me under the shadow of thy wings.

Psalm 24:3
Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord: or who shall stand in his holy place?

Psalm 34:22
The Lord will redeem the souls of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall offend.

Psalm 36:7
O how hast thou multiplied thy mercy, O God! But the children of men shall put their trust under the cover of thy wings.

Psalm 63:7
Because thou hast been my helper. And I will rejoice under the cover of thy wings:

Psalm 86:3
Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have cried to thee all the day.

Psalm 91:4
He will overshadow thee with his shoulders: and under his wings thou shalt trust.

Psalm 119:58
I entreated thy face with all my heart: have mercy on me according to thy word.

Isaiah 26:20
Go, my people, enter into thy chambers, shut thy doors upon thee, hide thyself a little for a moment, until the indignation pass away.

Zephaniah 2:3
Seek the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, you that have wrought his judgment: seek the just, seek the meek: if by any means you may be hid in the day of the Lord's indignation.

Additional Translations
For the choirmaster. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David, when he fled from Saul into the cave. Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy, for in You my soul takes refuge. In the shadow of Your wings I will take shelter until the danger has passed.Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusts in you: yes, in the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be over.

Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me; For my soul taketh refuge in thee: Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I take refuge, Until these calamities be overpast.

For the end. Destroy not: by David, for a memorial, when he fled from the presence of Saul to the cave. Have mercy, upon me, O God, have mercy upon me: for my soul has trusted in thee: and in the shadow of thy wings will I hope, until the iniquity have passed away.

{To the chief Musician. 'Destroy not.' Of David. Michtam; when he fled from Saul in the cave.} Be gracious unto me, O God, be gracious unto me; for my soul taketh refuge in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings do I take refuge, until the calamities be overpast.

For the Chief Musician; set to Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David: Michtam: when he fled from Saul, in the cave. Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me; for my soul taketh refuge in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I take refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Michtam of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave. Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yes, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities are overpast.

Be merciful to me, God, be merciful to me, for my soul takes refuge in you. Yes, in the shadow of your wings, I will take refuge, until disaster has passed.

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.
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