To the director on stringed instruments. Masʹkil.* Of David. When the Ziphʹites came in and proceeded to say to Saul: “Is not David concealing himself with us?”+
54 O God, by your name save me,+
And with your mightiness may you plead my cause.+
2 O God, hear my prayer;+
Do give ear to the sayings of my mouth.+
3 For there are strangers that have risen up against me,
And tyrants that do seek my soul.+
They have not set God in front of them.+ Seʹlah.
4 Look! God is my helper;+
Jehovah* is among those supporting my soul.
5 He will repay the bad to my foes;+
In your trueness* silence them.+
6 In willingness I will sacrifice to you.+
I shall laud your name, O Jehovah, for it is good.+
7 For out of every distress he delivered me,+
And upon my enemies my eye has looked.+