Psalm 54
New International Version

Psalm 54a

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskilb of David. When the Ziphites had gone to Saul and said, “Is not David hiding among us?”

1Save me, O God, by your name;

vindicate me by your might.

2Hear my prayer, O God;

listen to the words of my mouth.

3Arrogant foes are attacking me;

ruthless people are trying to kill me—

people without regard for God.c

4Surely God is my help;

the Lord is the one who sustains me.

5Let evil recoil on those who slander me;

in your faithfulness destroy them.

6I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you;

I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.

7You have delivered me from all my troubles,

and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.

a 1 In Hebrew texts 54:1-7 is numbered 54:3-9.
b 1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
c 3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
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