Psalms 54
Answered Prayer for Deliverance from Adversaries
For the music director, with stringed instruments.
A maskil of David,
when the Ziphites went and said to Saul,
“Is not David hiding himself among us?”#The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
1O God, by your name save me,
and by your power vindicate me.
2O God, hear my prayer;
heed the words of my mouth.
3For foreigners have risen against me,
and ruthless men seek my life.
They have not set God before them. Selah
4See, God is my helper;
The Lord is with those who sustain my life.#Or “The Lord is the sustainer of my life.”
5He will repay#According to the reading tradition (Qere) my enemies for their#Hebrew “the” evil;
in your faithfulness destroy them.
6I will freely sacrifice to you;
I will give thanks to your name,
O Yahweh, because it is good.
7Because he has delivered me from all trouble,
and my eye has looked with satisfaction on my enemies.
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