54 1 For the leader. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David, 2 when the Zifim came and told Sha’ul, “David is hiding with us”:
3 God, deliver me by your name;
in your power, vindicate me.
4 God, hear my prayer;
listen to the words from my mouth.
5 For foreigners are rising against me,
violent men are seeking my life;
they give no thought to God. (Selah)
6 But God is helping me;
Adonai is my support.
7 May he repay the evil
to those who are lying in wait for me.
In your faithfulness, destroy them!
8 Then I will generously sacrifice to you;
I will praise your name, Adonai,
because it is good,
9 because he rescued me from all trouble,
and my eyes look with triumph at my enemies.