A Prayer for Help
For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David when the Ziphites went to Saul and said, “We think David is hiding among our people.”
1God, save me because of who you are.
By your strength show that I am innocent.
2Hear my prayer, God.
Listen to what I say.
3Strangers turn against me.
Cruel men want to kill me.
They do not care about God. Selah
4See, God will help me.
The Lord will spare my life.
5Let my enemies be punished with their own evil.
Destroy them because you are loyal to me.
6I will offer a sacrifice as a special gift to you.
I will thank you, Lord, because you are good.
7You have saved me from all my troubles.
I have seen my enemies defeated.