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Psalm 54 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Prayer for Defense against Enemies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:1 - For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A [fn]Maskil of David, [fn]when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, “Is not David hiding himself among us?”
Save me, O God, by Your name,
And [fn]vindicate me by Your power.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:2 - Hear my prayer, O God;
Give ear to the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:3 - For strangers have risen against me
And violent men have sought my [fn]life;
They have not set God before them. [fn]Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:4 - Behold, God is my helper;
The Lord is [fn]the sustainer of my soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:5 - [fn]He will recompense the evil to [fn]my foes;
[fn]Destroy them in Your [fn]faithfulness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:6 - [fn]Willingly I will sacrifice to You;
I will give thanks to Your name, O LORD, for it is good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:7 - For [fn]He has delivered me from all [fn]trouble,
And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies.
NASB95 Footnotes
Possibly Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
1 Sam 23:19; 26:1
Literally: judge
Or, soul
Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
Literally: as those who sustain
Literally: The evil will return
Or, those who lie in wait for me
Or, Put to silence
Or, truth
Or, With a freewill offering
Or, it; i.e. His name
Or, distress

New American Standard Bible 1995
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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