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Psalm 54

For the choir director; on stringed instruments; a maskil by David when people from the city of Ziph told Saul that David was hiding among them.

O Elohim, save me by your name,
    and defend me with your might.
O Elohim, hear my prayer,
    and open your ears to the words from my mouth.

Strangers have attacked me.
    Ruthless people seek my life.
    They do not think about Elohim.[a] Selah

Elohim is my helper!
    Adonay is the provider for my life.
My enemies spy on me.
    Pay them back with evil.
        Destroy them with your truth!

I will make a sacrifice to you along with a freewill offering.
    I will give thanks to your good name, O Yahweh.
Your name rescues me from every trouble.
    My eyes will gloat over my enemies.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 54:3 Hebrew meaning of this line uncertain.