Psalms 54

Prayer for Deliverance

1For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Davidic
Maskil: From a Hebrew word meaning to be prudent or to have insight; possibly a contemplative, instructive, or wisdom psalm
. When the Ziphites went and said to Saul, “Is David not hiding among us?” b

God, save me by Your name,
and vindicate me by Your might! c
2 God, hear my prayer;
listen to the words of my mouth. d
3 For strangers rise up against me,
and violent men seek my life.
They have no regard for God.
Lit They do not set God before them
f ,
Selah: A Hebrew word whose meaning is uncertain; various interpretations include: (1) a musical notation, (2) a pause for silence, (3) a signal for worshipers to fall prostrate on the ground, (4) a term for the worshipers to call out, and (5) a word meaning "forever"


4 God is my helper;
the Lord is the sustainer of my life.
Or is with those who sustain my life
5 He will repay my adversaries for their evil.
Because of Your faithfulness, annihilate them. j

6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to You. k
I will praise Your name,
Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
because it is good. m
7 For He has delivered me from every trouble,
and my eye has looked down on my enemies. n
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