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Psalm 54 Darby Translation (DARBY)

To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments: an instruction. Of David; when the Ziphites came, and said to Saul, Is not David hiding himself with us?

54 O God, by thy name save me, and by thy strength do me justice.

O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.

For strangers are risen up against me, and the violent seek after my life: they have not set God before them. Selah.

Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is among them that uphold my soul.

He will requite evil to mine enemies: in thy truth cut them off.

I will freely sacrifice unto thee; I will praise thy name, O Jehovah, because it is good.

For he hath delivered me out of all trouble; and mine eye hath seen [its desire] upon mine enemies.

Psalm 54 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 54[a]

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

Save me, O God, by your name;
    vindicate me by your might.
Hear my prayer, O God;
    listen to the words of my mouth.

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

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

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

I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you;
    I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.
You have delivered me from all my troubles,
    and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.

Footnotes:

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