To the director. “Do not bring to ruin.” Of David. Mikʹtam.* When he ran away because of Saul, into the cave.+
57 Show me favor, O God, show me favor,+
For in you my soul has taken refuge;+
And in the shadow of your wings I take refuge until the adversities pass over.+
2 I call to God the Most High, to the [true] God* who is bringing [them] to an end on my account.+
3 He will send from heaven and save me.+
He will certainly confuse the one snapping at me.+ Seʹlah.
God will send his loving-kindness* and his trueness.*+
4 My soul is in the middle of lions;+
I cannot but lie down among devourers, [even] the sons of men,*
Whose teeth are spears and arrows,+
And whose tongue is a sharp sword.+
5 O be exalted above the heavens, O God;+
Let your glory be above all the earth.+
6 A net they have prepared for my steps;+
My soul has become bowed down.+
They excavated before me a pitfall;
They have fallen into the midst of it.+ Seʹlah.
7 My heart is steadfast, O God,+
My heart is steadfast.
I will sing and make melody.+
8 Do awake, O my glory;+
Do awake, O stringed instrument; you too, O harp.+
I will awaken the dawn.
9 I shall laud you among the peoples, O Jehovah;*+
I shall make melody to you among the national groups.+
10 For your loving-kindness* is great up to the heavens,+
And your trueness* up to the skies.+
11 Do be exalted above the heavens, O God;+
Let your glory be above all the earth.