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Psalm 54Common English Bible (CEB)

Psalm 54

For the music leader. With stringed instruments. A maskil[a] of David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, “Isn’t David hiding among us?”

54 God! Save me by your name;
    defend me by your might!
God! Hear my prayer;
    listen to the words of my mouth!

The proud have come up against me;
    violent people want me dead.
    They pay no attention to God. Selah

But look here: God is my helper;
    my Lord sustains my life.
He will bring disaster on my opponents.
    By your faithfulness, God, destroy them!

I will sacrifice to you freely;
    I will give thanks to your name, Lord,
        because it’s so good,
        and because God has delivered me
        from every distress.
    My eyes have seen my enemies’ defeat.[b]


  1. Psalm 54:1 Perhaps instruction; it also appears in Pss 42, 44–45, 52–55, 74, 78, 88–89, 142; cf 47:7; the root is used in Ps 32:8.
  2. Psalm 54:7 Heb lacks defeat.
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