1 {To the chief Musician. On stringed instruments: an instruction. Of David; when the Ziphites came, and said to Saul, Is not David hiding himself with us?} O God, by thy name save me, and by thy strength do me justice.
2 O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers are risen up against me, and the violent seek after my life: they have not set God before them. Selah.
References for Psalms 54:3
    • a 54:3 - As Ps. 35.4.
      4 Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is among them that uphold my soul.
      5 He will requite evil to mine enemies: in thy truth cut them off.
      6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee; I will praise thy name, O Jehovah, because it is good.
      References for Psalms 54:6
        • b 54:6 - Or 'I will sacrifice a freewill offering.'
        • c 54:6 - See Note b, Ps. 42.5.
        • d 54:6 - Or 'thou art good.'
          7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble; and mine eye hath seen [its desire] upon mine enemies.
          References for Psalms 54:7
            • e 54:7 - Or 'pressure:' see Ps. 4.1.