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Compare Translations for Psalm 54:1

Psalm 54:1 ASV
Save me, O God, by thy name, And judge me in thy might.
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Psalm 54:1 BBE
Let your name be my salvation, O God; let my cause be judged by your strength.
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Psalm 54:1 CEB
God! Save me by your name; defend me by your might!
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Psalm 54:1 CJB
For the leader. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David, when the Zifim came and told Sha'ul, "David is hiding with us": God, deliver me by your name; in your power, vindicate me.
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Psalm 54:1 RHE
(53-1) <Unto the end, in verses, understanding for David. (53-2) When the end of Ziph had come and said to Saul: Is not David hidden with us?> (53-3) Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me in thy strength.
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Psalm 54:1 ESV
O God, save me by your name, and vindicate me by your might.
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Psalm 54:1 GW
O God, save me by your name, and defend me with your might.
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Psalm 54:1 GNT
Save me by your power, O God; set me free by your might!
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Psalm 54:1 HNV
<> Save me, God, by your name. Vindicate me in your might.
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Psalm 54:1 CSB
God, save me by Your name, and vindicate me by Your might!
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Psalm 54:1 KJV
Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
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Psalm 54:1 LEB
O God, by your name save me, and by your power vindicate me.
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Psalm 54:1 NAS
Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your power.
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Psalm 54:1 NCV
God, save me because of who you are. By your strength show that I am innocent.
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Psalm 54:1 NIRV
God, save me by your power. Set me free by your might.
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Psalm 54:1 NIV
Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.
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Psalm 54:1 NKJV
To the Chief Musician. With stringed instruments. A Contemplation of David when the Ziphites went and said to Saul, 'Is David not hiding with us?' Save me, O God, by Your name, And vindicate me by Your strength.
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Psalm 54:1 NLT
For the choir director: A meditation of David, regarding the time the Ziphites came and said to Saul, "We know where David is hiding." To be accompanied by stringed instruments. Come with great power, O God, and rescue me! Defend me with your might.
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Psalm 54:1 NRS
Save me, O God, by your name, and vindicate me by your might.
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Psalm 54:1 RSV
To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, "David is in hiding among us." Save me, O God, by thy name, and vindicate me by thy might.
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Psalm 54:1 DBY
{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.
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Psalm 54:1 MSG
God, for your sake, help me! Use your influence to clear me.
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Psalm 54:1 WBT
To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us? Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
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Psalm 54:1 TMB
<> Save me, O God, by Thy name, and judge me by Thy strength.
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Psalm 54:1 TNIV
Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.
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Psalm 54:1 WEB
<> Save me, God, by your name. Vindicate me in your might.
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Psalm 54:1 WYC
To victory in organs, either in psalms, the learning of David, when Ziphims came, and said to Saul, Whether David is not hid at us? God, in thy name, make thou me safe; and in thy virtue, deem thou me. (To victory, on instruments, or in songs, the teaching of David, when the Ziphims came, and said to Saul, David is hid with us! God, by the power of thy name, save thou me; and in thy strength, judge thou me.)
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Psalm 54:1 YLT
To the Overseer with stringed instruments. -- An instruction, by David, in the coming in of the Ziphim, and they say to Saul, `Is not David hiding himself with us?' O God, by Thy name save me, and by Thy might judge me.
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Psalms 54 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 54

David complains of the malice of his enemies. (1-3) Assurance of the Divine favour and protection. (4-7)

Verses 1-3 God is faithful, though men are not to be trusted, and it is well for us it is so. David has no other plea to depend upon than God's name, no other power to depend upon than God's strength, and these he makes his refuge and confidence. This would be the effectual answer to his prayers. Looking unto David, betrayed by the men of Judah, and to Jesus, betrayed by one of his apostles, what can we expect from any who have not set God before them, save ingratitude, treachery, malice, and cruelty? What bonds of nature, or friendship, or gratitude, or covenant, will hold those that have broken through the fear of God? Selah; Mark this. Let us set God before us at all times; for if we do not, we are in danger of despair.

Verses 4-7 Behold, God is mine Helper. If we are for him, he is for us; and if he is for us, we need not fear. Every creature is that to us, and no more, which God makes it to be. The Lord will in due time save his people, and in the mean time he sustains them, and bears them up, so that the spirit he has made shall not fail. There is truth in God's threatenings, as well as in his promises; sinners that repent not, will find it so to their cost. David's present deliverance was an earnest of further deliverance. He speaks of the completion of his deliverance as a thing done, though he had as yet many troubles before him; because, having God's promise for it, he was as sure of it as if it was done already. The Lord would deliver him out of all his troubles. May he help us to bear our cross without repining, and at length bring us to share his victories and glory. Christians never should suffer the voice of praise and thanksgiving to cease in the church of the redeemed.

Psalms 54 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 54

Psalms 54:1-7 . 1 Samuel 23:19 1 Samuel 23:29 , 26:1-25 . After an earnest cry for help, the Psalmist promises praise in the assurance of a hearing.

1. by thy name--( Psalms 5:11 ), specially, power.
judge me--as in Psalms 7:8 , 26:1 .

2. (Compare Psalms 4:1 , 5:1 ).

3. strangers--perhaps Ziphites.
oppressors--literally, "terrible ones" ( Isaiah 13:11 , 25:3 ). Such were Saul and his army.
not set . . . them--acted as atheists, without God's fear (compare Psalms 16:8 ).

4. (Compare Psalms 30:10 ).
with them--on their side, and for me (compare Psalms 46:11 ).

5. He shall . . . evil--or, "Evil shall return on" ( Psalms 7:16 ) my enemies or watchers, that is, to do me evil ( Psalms 6:7 ).
in thy truth--Thy verified promise.

6. I will freely, &c.--or, present a freewill offering ( Leviticus 7:16 , Numbers 15:3 ).

7. mine eye . . . desire--(compare Psalms 59:10 , 112:8 ), expresses satisfaction in beholding the overthrow of his enemies as those of God, without implying any selfish or unholy feeling (compare Psalms 52:6 Psalms 52:7 ).