Chapter 57: David Pleads for Mercy
To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Mitcham of David, when he fled from Saul in the cave.
As David is now fleeing from Saul and hiding in a cave he writes this Psalm. He pleads with the Lord to have mercy on him and gives glory unto Him!
He explains his situation like this; “My soul is among lions: and I lie… among them… the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue is a sharp sword.” (Psalms 57:4)
David asks the Lord to prepare a net for his steps, for his protection.
Chapter 58: The Wicked Speak Lies
To the chief Musician, Al-taschith, Mitcham of David..
David asks the Lord to not only save him from his enemies, but also for the Lord to destroy his enemies. He tells the Lord to “Break their teeth… break out the great teeth of the young lions…” (Psalms 58:6)
He tells us that by having the Lord kill these wicked men that intend to harm David that the people can see that the righteous are rewarded and the Lord will judge the earth.