To the director: With instruments. A maskil of David written when the Ziphites went to Saul and told him, “We think David is hiding among our people.”
1God, use your power and save me.
Use your great power to set me free.#54:1 Literally, “God, save me with your name, judge me with your might.”
2God, listen to my prayer.
Listen to what I say.
3Strangers who don’t even think about God have turned against me.
Those powerful men are trying to kill me. Selah
4Look, my God will help me.
My Lord will support me.
5He will punish the people who turned against me.
God, be faithful to me and destroy them.
6Lord, I will give freewill offerings to you.
I will praise your good name.
7You saved me from all my troubles.
I saw my enemies defeated.