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.

King James Version

Psalm 54

1Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

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

For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O Lord; for it is good.

For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.