Psalms 54:5-6

5 Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.
6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, LORD, for it is good.

Psalms 54:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
ESV
5 He will return the evil to my enemies; in your faithfulness put an end to them.
NLT
5 May the evil plans of my enemies be turned against them. Do as you promised and put an end to them.
MSG
5 Evil is looping back on my enemies. Don't let up! Finish them off!
CSB
5 He will repay my adversaries for [their] evil. Because of Your faithfulness, annihilate them.

Psalms 54:5-6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 54:5-6 In-Context

3 Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me— people without regard for God.
4 Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.
5 Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.
6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, LORD, for it is good.
7 You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 32:35; Psalms 94:23; Proverbs 24:12
  • 2. Psalms 89:49; Psalms 143:12; Isaiah 42:3
  • 3. S Leviticus 7:12,16; S Ezra 1:4; S Psalms 27:6; Psalms 50:14
  • 4. Psalms 44:8; Psalms 69:30; Psalms 138:2; Psalms 142:7; Psalms 145:1
  • 5. Psalms 52:9
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