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Psalm 54 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Prayer for Defense against Enemies.

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For the music director; on stringed instruments. A [fn]Maskil of David, [fn]when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, “Is David not keeping himself hidden among us?”

Save me, God, by Your name,

And [fn]vindicate me by Your power.

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Hear my prayer, God;

Listen to the words of my mouth.

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For strangers have risen against me

And violent men have sought my [fn]life;

They have not set God before them. Selah

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Behold, God is my helper;

The Lord is [fn]the sustainer of my soul.

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[fn]He will pay back the evil to my enemies;

[fn]Destroy them in Your [fn]faithfulness.

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[fn]Willingly I will sacrifice to You;

I will praise Your name, LORD, for it is good.

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For [fn]He has saved me from all [fn]trouble,

And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.

NASB20 Footnotes
Possibly Contemplative; or Didactic; or Skillful Psalm
1 Sam 23:19; 26:1
Lit judge
Or soul
Lit as those who sustain
LXX; MT The evil will return
Or Put to silence
Or truth
Or With a voluntary offering
Or it; i.e., His name
Or distress

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