King James Version

Psalm 57

1Be 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.

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

He 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.

My 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.

Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

They 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.

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 57

Psalm 57

For the director of music. A miktam of David when he had run away from Saul into the cave. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.”

Have mercy on me, God. Have mercy on me.
    I go to you for safety.
I will find safety in the shadow of your wings.
    There I will stay until the danger is gone.

I cry out to God Most High.
    I cry out to God, and he shows that I am right.
He answers from heaven and saves me.
    He puts to shame those who chase me.
    He shows his love and that he is faithful.

Men who are like lions are all around me.
    I am forced to lie down among people who are like hungry animals.
Their teeth are like spears and arrows.
    Their tongues are like sharp swords.

God, may you be honored above the heavens.
    Let your glory be over the whole earth.

My enemies spread a net to catch me by the feet.
    I felt helpless.
They dug a pit in my path.
    But they fell into it themselves.

God, my heart feels secure.
    My heart feels secure.
    I will sing and make music to you.
My spirit, wake up!
    Harp and lyre, wake up!
    I want to sing and make music before the sun rises.

Lord, I will praise you among the nations.
    I will sing about you among the people of the earth.
10 Great is your love. It reaches to the heavens.
    Your truth reaches to the skies.

11 God, may you be honored above the heavens.
    Let your glory be over the whole earth.