Psalm 54 New International Version

A Prayer for Protection from Enemies

54 1  [1][2]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.[3]

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.


[1] 54:1 In Hebrew texts 54:1-7 is numbered 54:3-9.

[2] 54:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term

[3] 54:3 The Hebrew has "Selah" (a word of uncertain meaning) here.

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