Psalm 57[a](A)

For the director of music. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.” Of David. A miktam.[b] When he had fled from Saul into the cave.(B)

Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
    for in you I take refuge.(C)
I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings(D)
    until the disaster has passed.(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 57:1 In Hebrew texts 57:1-11 is numbered 57:2-12.
  2. Psalm 57:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term

I long to dwell(A) in your tent forever
    and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 61:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

Like birds hovering(A) overhead,
    the Lord Almighty will shield(B) Jerusalem;
he will shield it and deliver(C) it,
    he will ‘pass over’(D) it and will rescue it.”

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