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The Catholic Study Bible A special version of the New American Bible, with a wealth of background information useful to Catholics.

Chapter 57

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Confident Prayer for Deliverance

1For the director. Do not destroy.*A miktam of David, when he fled from Saul into a cave. b 1 Sm 22, 1 .

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2Have mercy on me, God, have mercy on me. In you I seek shelter. In the shadow of your wings* I seek shelter till harm pass by. c Pss 17, 8; 36, 8 . 3I call to God Most High, to God who provides for me. 4May God send help from heaven to save me, shame those who trample upon me. May God send fidelity and love.   Selah 5I must lie down in the midst of lions hungry for human prey. d Pss 17, 11–12; 22, 22; 58, 7 . Their teeth are spears and arrows; their tongue, a sharpened sword. e Pss 11, 2; 64, 4 . 6Show yourself over the heavens, God; may your glory appear above all the earth. f Ps 72, 19; Nm 14, 21 .

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7They have set a trap for my feet; my soul is bowed down; They have dug a pit before me. May they fall into it themselves! g Pss 7, 15; 140, 5–6 .   Selah 8My heart is steadfast, God, my heart is steadfast. I will sing and chant praise. h Ps 108, 2 . 9Awake, my soul; awake, lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn. i Jb 38, 12 . * 10I will praise you among the peoples, Lord; I will chant your praise among the nations. j Pss 9, 12; 18, 50 . 11For your love towers to the heavens; your faithfulness, to the skies. k Pss 36, 6; 71, 19 . 12Show yourself over the heavens, God; may your glory appear above all the earth.

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