Words in italic type have been added for clarity. They are not found in the original Hebrew or Aramaic.
What should I learn from this chapter?
- Jesus Saves (His name means “salvation” and He loves to use it)
Prayer for Safety from Enemies
To the Chief Musician.
Set to “Do Not Destroy. (Heb. Al Tashcheth)” A Michtam of David when he fled from Saul into the cave.
Psalm 57:1 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me!
For my soul trusts in You;
And in the shadow of Your wings I will make my refuge,
Until these calamities have passed by.
Psalm 57:2 I will cry out to God Most High,
To God who performs all things for me.
Psalm 57:3 He shall send from heaven and save me;
He reproaches the one who would swallow me up (snaps at or hounds me, or crushes me). Selah
God shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
Psalm 57:4 My soul is among lions;
I lie among the sons of men
Who are set on fire,
Whose teeth are spears and arrows,
And their tongue a sharp sword.
- A pride of lions (men of strength).
- Satan is the king over the children of pride (Job 41:34)
Psalm 57:5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
Let Your glory be above all the earth.
Psalm 57:6 They have prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down;
They have dug a pit before me;
Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah
- Haman hung on his own gallows, Judas betrayed himself, Saul died on his own sword, Joseph’s brothers fell into Joseph’s snare.
Psalm 57:7 My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast;
I will sing and give praise.
Psalm 57:8 Awake, my glory!
Awake, lute and harp!
I will awaken the dawn.
- The literal meaning of “gold” is “dawn of the morning”.