Psalms 54

Psalm 541

For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a well-written song2 by David. It was written when the Ziphites came and informed Saul: “David is hiding with us.”3

54:1 O God, deliver me by your name!4

Vindicate me5 by your power!

54:2 O God, listen to my prayer!

Pay attention to what I say!6

54:3 For foreigners7 attack me;8

ruthless men, who do not respect God, seek my life.9 (Selah)

54:4 Look, God is my deliverer!10

The Lord is among those who support me.11

54:5 May those who wait to ambush me12 be repaid for their evil!13

As a demonstration of your faithfulness,14 destroy them!

54:6 With a freewill offering I will sacrifice15 to you!

I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good!

54:7 Surely16 he rescues me from all trouble,17

and I triumph over my enemies.18

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