Psalm 54
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Prayer for Defense against Enemies.

For the music director; on stringed instruments. A [a]Maskil of David, [b]when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, “Is David not keeping himself hidden among us?”

1Save me, God, by Your name,

And [c]vindicate me by Your power.

2Hear my prayer, God;

Listen to the words of my mouth.

3For strangers have risen against me

And violent men have sought my [d]life;

They have not set God before them. Selah

4Behold, God is my helper;

The Lord is [e]the sustainer of my soul.

5[f]He will pay back the evil to my enemies;

[g]Destroy them in Your [h]faithfulness.

6[i]Willingly I will sacrifice to You;

I will praise Your name, LORD, for it is good.

7For [j]He has saved me from all [k]trouble,

And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.

[a] PSALM 54Title Possibly Contemplative; or Didactic; or Skillful Psalm
[b] PSALM 54Title 1 Sam 23:19; 26:1
[c] 1 Lit judge
[d] 3 Or soul
[e] 4 Lit as those who sustain
[f] 5 LXX; MT The evil will return
[g] 5 Or Put to silence
[h] 5 Or truth
[i] 6 Or With a voluntary offering
[j] 7 Or it; i.e., His name
[k] 7 Or distress

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