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Psalm 54 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:1 - [fn]For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil[fn] of David. When the Ziphites had gone to Saul and said, “Is not David hiding among us?” Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:2 - Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:3 - Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me— people without regard for God.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:4 - Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:5 - Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:6 - I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, LORD, for it is good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 54:7 - You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 54:1-7 is numbered 54:3-9.
Title: Probably a literary or musical term
The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

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