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Psalm 54 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Lord Upholds My Life

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:1 - To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil[fn] of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?”
O God, save me by your name,
and vindicate me by your might.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:2 - O God, hear my prayer;
give ear to the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:3 - For strangers[fn] have risen against me;
ruthless men seek my life;
they do not set God before themselves. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:4 - Behold, God is my helper;
the Lord is the upholder of my life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:5 - He will return the evil to my enemies;
in your faithfulness put an end to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:6 - With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you;
I will give thanks to your name, O LORD, for it is good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:7 - For he has delivered me from every trouble,
and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.
ESV Footnotes
Probably a musical or liturgical term
Some Hebrew manuscripts and Targum insolent men (compare Psalm 86:14)

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