Psalm 54 English Standard Version

A Prayer for Protection from Enemies

54 1  O God, save me by your name, and vindicate me by your might. 2  O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth. 3  For strangers[1] have risen against me; ruthless men seek my life; they do not set God before themselves. Selah

4  Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life. 5  He will return the evil to my enemies; in your faithfulness put an end to them. 6  With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good. 7  For he has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.


[1] 54:3 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Targum insolent men (compare Psalm 86:14)

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