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For the music leader. Do not destroy. A miktam of David, when he fled from Saul into the cave.
1Have mercy on me, God;
have mercy on me
because I#Or my soul have taken refuge in you.
I take refuge
in the shadow of your wings
until destruction passes by.
2I call out to God Most High—
to God, who comes through for me.
3He sends orders from heaven and saves me,
rebukes the one who tramples me. Selah
God sends his loyal love and faithfulness.
4My life is in the middle of a pack of lions.
I lie down among those who devour humans.
Their teeth are spears and arrows;
their tongues are sharpened swords.
5Exalt yourself, God, higher than heaven!
Let your glory be over all the earth!
6They laid a net for my feet to bring me down;
they dug a pit for me,
but they fell into it instead! Selah
7My heart is unwavering, God—
my heart is unwavering.
I will sing and make music.
8Wake up, my glory!
Wake up, harp and lyre!
I will wake the dawn itself!
9I will give thanks to you,
my Lord,
among all the peoples;
I will make music to you among the nations
10because your faithful love
is as high as heaven;
your faithfulness reaches the clouds.
11Exalt yourself, God, higher than heaven!
Let your glory be over all the earth!
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