Amplified Bible

Psalm 54

Prayer for Defense against Enemies.

To the Chief Musician; with stringed instruments. A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem, of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “David is hiding among us.”

1Save me, O God, by Your name;
And vindicate me by Your [wondrous] power.

Hear my prayer, O God;
Listen to the words of my mouth.

For strangers have risen against me
And violent men have sought my life;
They have not set God before them. Selah.


Behold, God is my helper and ally;
The Lord is the sustainer of my soul [my upholder].

He will pay back the evil to my enemies;
In Your faithfulness destroy them.


With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to You;
I will give thanks and praise Your name, O Lord, for it is good.

For He has rescued me from every trouble,
And my eye has looked with satisfaction (triumph) on my enemies.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 54

Psalm 54

For the director of music. To be played on stringed instruments. A maskil of David when the men from Ziph had gone to Saul. They had said, “Isn’t David hiding among us?”

God, save me by your power.
    Set me free by your might.
God, hear my prayer.
    Listen to what I’m saying.

Enemies who are proud are attacking me.
    Mean people are trying to kill me.
    They don’t care about God.

But I know that God helps me.
    The Lord is the one who keeps me going.

My enemies tell lies about me.
    Do to them the evil things they planned against me.
    God, be faithful and destroy them.

I will sacrifice an offering to you
    just because I choose to.
Lord, I will praise your name
    because it is good.
You have saved me from all my troubles.
    With my own eyes I have seen you win the battle over my enemies.