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