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The Lord Upholds My Life

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil1 of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?”

1O God, save me by your name,

and vindicate me by your might.

2O God, hear my prayer;

give ear to the words of my mouth.

3For strangers2 have risen against me;

ruthless men seek my life;

they do not set God before themselves. Selah

4Behold, God is my helper;

the Lord is the upholder of my life.

5He will return the evil to my enemies;

in your faithfulness put an end to them.

6With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you;

I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good.

7For he has delivered me from every trouble,

and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.

Footnotes

  • 1 54:1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
  • 2 54:3 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Targum insolent men (compare Psalm 86:14)