For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil[b] of David. When the Ziphites(A) had gone to Saul and said, “Is not David hiding among us?”
1 Save me(B), O God, by your name;(C) vindicate me by your might.(D) 2 Hear my prayer, O God;(E) listen to the words of my mouth.
3 Arrogant foes are attacking me;(F) ruthless people(G) are trying to kill me(H)— people without regard for God.[c](I)
4 Surely God is my help;(J) the Lord is the one who sustains me.(K)
5 Let evil recoil(L) on those who slander me; in your faithfulness(M) destroy them.
6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering(N) to you; I will praise(O) your name, Lord, for it is good.(P) 7 You have delivered me(Q) from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.(R)
Psalm 54:1In Hebrew texts 54:1-7 is numbered 54:3-9.
Psalm 54:1Title: Probably a literary or musical term
Psalm 54:3The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.