For the Music Director. With stringed instruments. A Contemplative Maskil of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is David not hiding among us?”
1O God, save me by Your name,
and judge me by Your strength.
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 O God, hear my prayer;
give ear to the words of my mouth.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 For strangers rise up against me,
and formidable adversaries seek my life;
they do not set God before them. Selah
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 God is my helper;
the Lord is with those who support my life.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 He will repay my enemies for their evil.
In Your faithfulness, destroy them.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to You;
I will give thanks to Your name, O Lord, for it is good.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 For He has delivered me out of all trouble;
and my eye has looked down on my enemies.