1 [To the Chief Musician. Al-taschith. Michtam of David: when he fled from Saul in the cave.] Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for my soul trusts in you. Even in the shadow of your wings I will make my refuge until these calamities have passed.
2 I will cry to God most high, to God who performs all things for me.
3 He shall send from heaven and save me from the reproach of him who would swallow me up. [Selah.] God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
4 My soul is among lions. And I lie even among those who are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows and their tongue a sharp sword.
5 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens. Let your glory be above all the earth.
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 which they have fallen themselves. [Selah.]
7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed. I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake, my glory. Awake, psaltery and harp. I myself will awake early.
9 I will praise you, O Lord, among the people. I will sing to you among the nations.
10 For your mercy is great to the heavens and your truth to the clouds.
11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens. Let your glory be above all the earth.