To the chief Musician. ‘Destroy not.’ Of David. Michtam; when he fled from Saul in the cave.
1Be gracious unto me, O God#GodHebrew: Elohim be gracious unto me; for my soul taketh refuge in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings do I take refuge, until the calamities be overpast. 2I will call unto God#GodHebrew: Elohim the Most High; unto ·God#GodHebrew: El that performeth all for me. 3He will send from the heavens and save me; he hath covered with reproach him that would swallow me up. Selah. God#GodHebrew: Elohim hath sent forth his loving-kindness and his truth. 4My soul is in the midst of lions; I lie down among them that breathe out flames, the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword. 5Be exalted above the heavens, O God#GodHebrew: Elohim let thy glory be above all the earth! 6They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul was bowed down: they have digged a pit before me; they are fallen into the midst thereof. Selah.
7My heart is fixed, O God#GodHebrew: Elohim my heart is fixed: I will sing, yea, I will sing psalms. 8Awake, my glory; awake, lute and harp: I will wake the dawn. 9I will give thee thanks among the peoples, O Lord; of thee will I sing psalms among the nations: 10For thy loving-kindness is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. 11Be exalted above the heavens, O God#GodHebrew: Elohim let thy glory be above all the earth!