1599 Geneva Bible
57 1 David being in the desert of Ziph, where the inhabitants did betray him, and at length in the same cave with Saul, 2 Calleth most earnestly unto God, with full confidence that he will perform his promise, and take his cause in hand. 5 Also that he will show his glory in the heavens and the earth against his cruel enemies. 9 Therefore doth he render laud and praise.
To him that excelleth. [a]Destroy not. A Psalm of David on Michtam. (A)When he fled from Saul in the cave.
2 I will call unto the most high God, even the God, that [d]performeth his promise toward me.
3 He will send from [e]heaven, and save me from the reproof of him that would swallow me. Selah. God will send his mercy, and his truth.
4 My soul is among lions; I lie among the children of men, that are set on fire; whose teeth are [f]spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
5 [g]Exalt thyself, O God, above the heaven, and let thy glory be upon all the earth.
6 They have laid a net for my steps; [h]my soul is pressed down, they have dug a pit before me, and are fallen into the midst of it. Selah.
7 Mine heart is [i]prepared, O God, mine heart is prepared; I will sing and give praise.
8 [j]Awake my tongue, awake viol and harp: I will awake early.
9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people, and I will sing unto thee among the nations.
10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the [k]clouds.
11 Exalt thyself, O God, above the heavens, and let thy glory be upon all the earth.
- Psalm 57:1 This was either the beginning of a certain song, or the words which David uttered when he stayed his affection.
- Psalm 57:1 Or, dwell most safely.
- Psalm 57:1 He compareth the afflictions which God layeth upon his children, to a storm that cometh and goeth.
- Psalm 57:2 Who leaveth not his works begun imperfect.
- Psalm 57:3 He would rather deliver me by a miracle, than that I should be overcome.
- Psalm 57:4 He meaneth their calumnies and false reports.
- Psalm 57:5 Suffer me not to be destroyed to the contempt of thy Name.
- Psalm 57:6 For very fear seeing the great dangers on all sides.
- Psalm 57:7 That is, wholly bent to give thee praise for my deliverance.
- Psalm 57:8 He showeth that both his heart shall praise God, and his tongue shall confess him, and also he will use other means to provoke himself forward to the same.
- Psalm 57:10 Thy mercies do not only appertain to the Jews, but also to the Gentiles.