Psalm 54
Contemporary English Version

(For the music leader. Use with stringed instruments. A special psalm that David wrote when the people of Ziph went to Saul and said, “David is hiding here with us.”)

Trusting God in Times of Trouble

1 Save me, God, by your power

and prove that I am right.

2Listen to my prayer

and hear what I say.

3Cruel strangers have attacked

and want me dead.

Not one of them cares

about you.

4You will help me, Lord God,

and keep me from falling;

5you will punish my enemies

for their evil deeds.

Be my faithful friend

and destroy them.

6I will bring a gift

and offer a sacrifice

to you, Lord.

I will praise your name

because you are good.

7You have rescued me

from all my troubles,

and my own eyes have seen

my enemies fall.



Contemporary English Version, Second Edition (CEV®)

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