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The second book of Psalms, song 54, New English Translation and King James Version

Psalm 54

New English Translation


   For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a well-written song by David. It was written when the Ziphites came and informed Saul: "David is hiding with us."
   1 O God, deliver me by your name! Vindicate me by your power!
   2 O God, listen to my prayer! Pay attention to what I say!
   3 For foreigners attack me; ruthless men, who do not respect God, seek my life. (Selah)
   4 Look, God is my deliverer! The LORD is among those who support me.
   5 May those who wait to ambush me be repaid for their evil! As a demonstration of your faithfulness, destroy them!
   6 With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you! I will give thanks to your name, O LORD, for it is good!
   7 Surely he rescues me from all trouble, and I triumph over my enemies.

King James Version


   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?
   1 Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
   2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
   3 For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
   4 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
   5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.
   6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.
   7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.
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