Psalm 54
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Vindicate Me in Your Might

(1 Samuel 23:1-6)

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1For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David. When the Ziphites had gone to Saul and said, "Is not David hiding among us?" Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.1To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?” O God, save me by your name, and vindicate me by your might.1For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, "Is not David hiding himself among us?" Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your power.1To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us? Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.1For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic Maskil. When the Ziphites went and said to Saul, "Is David not hiding among us?" God, save me by Your name, and vindicate me by Your might!
2Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.2O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.2Hear my prayer, O God; Give ear to the words of my mouth.2Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.2God, hear my prayer; listen to the words of my mouth.
3Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- people without regard for God.3For strangers have risen against me; ruthless men seek my life; they do not set God before themselves. Selah3For strangers have risen against me And violent men have sought my life; They have not set God before them. Selah.3For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.3For strangers rise up against me, and violent men seek my life. They have no regard for God. Selah
4Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.4Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.4Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.4Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.4God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life.
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5Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.5He will return the evil to my enemies; in your faithfulness put an end to them.5He will recompense the evil to my foes; Destroy them in Your faithfulness.5He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.5He will repay my adversaries for their evil. Because of Your faithfulness, annihilate them.
6I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, LORD, for it is good.6With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, O LORD, for it is good.6Willingly I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks to Your name, O LORD, for it is good.6I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.6I will sacrifice a freewill offering to You. I will praise Your name, Yahweh, because it is good.
7You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.7For he has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.7For He has delivered me from all trouble, And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.7For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.7For He has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked down on my enemies.



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