A psalm written by David for the choir director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; it was written when the people of Ziph went to Saul and told him that David was hiding in their area
1 God, by your power [MTY, DOU] save me from my enemies,
and show people that I have not done anything that is wrong!
2 God, listen to my prayer;
listen to what I say to you,
3 because strangers are trying to attack me;
proud men are wanting to kill me;
men who do not have any ◄respect for/interest in► you.
(Think about that!)
4 But God is the one who helps me;
Yahweh defends/protects me from my enemies.
5 He will cause the evil things that they want to do to me to happen to them instead;
because he faithfully does what he promises, he will get rid of them.
6 Yahweh, I will gladly give an offering to you because I want to,
and I will thank you [MTY], for you are good to me;
7 you have rescued me from all my troubles,
and I have seen that you have defeated my enemies.