1 “To the chief musician on Neginoth, a Maskil of David, (54:2) When the Ziphim came and said to Saul, Behold, David is hiding himself with us.” (54:3) O God, by thy name save me, and by thy strength grant me justice.
2 (54:4) O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 (54:5) For strangers [to goodness] are risen up against me, and powerful oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
4 (54:6) Behold, God is a helper unto me: the Lord is among those that uphold my soul.
5 (54:7) He will cause the evil to return upon those that regard me with envy: in thy truth cut them off.
6 (54:8) I will liberally sacrifice unto thee: I will give thanks unto thy name, O Lord; for it is good.
7 (54:9) For out of all distress hath he delivered me: and my eye hath seen [its desire] on my enemies.