David in prayer fleeing unto God complaineth of his dangerous case.
Psalms 57:1 Be mercifull vnto me (o God) be mercifull vnto me, for my soule trusteth in ye: & vnder the shadowe of thy wynges shalbe my refuge, vntill wickednesse be ouerpast. Psalms 57:2 I call vnto God ye most hyest, eue ye God yt shal helpe me vp agayne. Psalms 57:3 He shal sende fro heauen, & saue me fro the reprofe of him that wolde swalowe me vp. Psalms 57:4 Sela. This shal God sende, for his mercy and faithfulnesse sake. I lye with my soule amonge the cruell lyons: Psalms 57:5 euen amonge the children of men, whose tethe are speares and arowes, and their tonge a sharpe swerde. Psalms 57:6 Set vp thy self (o God) aboue the heaues, and thy glory aboue all the earth.
He encourageth himself to praise God.
Psalms 57:7 They haue layed a nett for my fete, & pressed downe my soule: they haue dygged a pyt before me, and are fallen in to it them selues. Psalms 57:8 Sela. My hert is ready (o God) my hert is ready, to synge and geue prayse. Psalms 57:9 Awake (o my glory) awake lute and harpe, I my self wil awake right early. Psalms 57:10 I wil geue thakes vnto the (o LORDE) amonge the people, I wil synge prayses vnto the amonge the Heithe. Psalms 57:11 For ye greatnes of thy mercy reacheth vnto the heauens, and thy faithfulnesse vnto the cloudes. Set vp thy self (o God) aboue the heaues, & thy glory aboue all ye earth.