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Psalms 54

1

[a]For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskilTitle: Probably a literary or musical term of David. When the Ziphites had gone to Saul and said, “Is not David hiding among us?”

1

Save me, O God, by your name;
vindicate me by your might.

2 Hear my prayer, O God;
listen to the words of my mouth.

2

3

Arrogant foes are attacking me;
ruthless people are trying to kill me—
people without regard for God.[b]

3

4

Surely God is my help;
the Lord is the one who sustains me.

4

5

Let evil recoil on those who slander me;
in your faithfulness destroy them.

5

6

I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you;
I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.

7 You have delivered me from all my troubles,
and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.

7

Footnotes:

a. Psalms 54:1 In Hebrew texts 54:1-7 is numbered 54:3-9.
b. Psalms 54:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
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