To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of Dawid, when he fled from Saul in the cave.
1 Be merciful unto me, O God (Elohim), be merciful unto me, for my soul trusteth in You; yea, in the shadow of Your wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
2 I will cry unto God (Elohim) Most High (Elyon); unto God (El) that performeth all things for me.
3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God (Elohim) shall send forth His mercy and His truth.
4 My soul is among lions; and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
5 Be You exalted, O God (Elohim), 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 digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.
7 My heart is fixed, O God (Elohim), my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp; I myself will awake early.
9 I will praise You, O Lord (Adonai), among the people; I will sing unto You among the nations.
10 For Your mercy is great unto the heavens, and Your truth unto the clouds.
11 Be You exalted, O God (Elohim), above the heavens; let Your glory be above all the earth.