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Psalm 54

Ruthless Men Seek My Life

For the choir director. With stringed instruments.
A maskil by David. When the Ziphites went and said to Saul, “Isn’t David hiding himself with us?”[a]

The Plea

God, save me by your name.
By your power judge me justly.
God, hear my prayer.
Turn your ear to the words of my mouth.

The Problem

For strangers have risen up against me.
Ruthless men seek my life. Interlude
They pay no attention to God.

The Solution

Indeed, God is my helper.
The Lord is the one who preserves my life.
Let evil return on those who oppress me.
In your faithfulness destroy them.

The Outcome

I will sacrifice willingly to you.
I will praise your name, O Lord, because it is good.
Surely, from all my distress he has delivered me.
My eyes have looked down on my enemies.


  1. Psalm 54:1 See 1 Samuel 23 and 26.