A Prayer for Protection from Enemies
54 1 Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might. 2 Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. 3 Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me- people without regard for God.
4 Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me. 5 Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them. 6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good. 7 You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.
54:1 In Hebrew texts 54:1-7 is numbered 54:3-9.
54:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
54:3 The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.