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Ketuvim - Writings


Chapter 57

1 For the Leader; Al-tashheth. A Psalm of David; Michtam; when he fled from Saul, in the cave.
2 Be gracious unto me, O G-d, be gracious unto me, for in Thee hath my soul taken refuge; yea, in the shadow of Thy wings will I take refuge, until calamities be overpast.
3 I will cry unto G-d Most high; unto G-d that accomplisheth it for me.
4 He will send from heaven, and save me, when he that would swallow me up taunteth; Selah; G-d shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
5 My soul is among lions, I do lie down among them that are aflame; even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
6 Be Thou exalted, O G-d, above the heavens; Thy glory be above all the earth.
7 They have prepared a net for my steps, my soul is bowed down; they have digged a pit before me, they are fallen into the midst thereof themselves. Selah
8 My heart is stedfast, O G-d, my heart is stedfast; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises.
9 Awake, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp; I will awake the dawn.
10 I will give thanks unto Thee, O L-rd, among the peoples; I will sing praises unto Thee among the nations.
11 For Thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and Thy truth unto the skies.
12 Be Thou exalted, O G-d, above the heavens; Thy glory be above all the earth.
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