To the director; to be accompanied with stringed instruments. Masʹkil.* Of David, when the Ziphʹites came in and said to Saul: “David is hiding among us.”+
54 O God, save me by your name,+
And defend me*+ with your power.
2 O God, hear my prayer;+
Pay attention to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers rise up against me,
And ruthless men seek my life.*+
They have no regard for God.*+ (Selah)
4 Look! God is my helper;+
Jehovah is with those supporting me.*
5 He will repay my foes+ with their own evil;
In your faithfulness, put an end to* them.+
6 I will sacrifice to you+ willingly.
I will praise your name, O Jehovah, for it is good.+
7 For he saves me from every distress,+
And I will look in triumph on my enemies.+