JPS_ASV_Byz(i) 1 (54:1) For the Leader; with string-music. Maschil of David: (54:2) when the Ziphites came and said to Saul: 'Doth not David hide himself with us?' (54:3) O God, save me by Thy name, and right me by Thy might. 2 (54:4) O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth. 3 (54:5) For strangers are risen up against me, and violent men have sought after my soul; they have not set God before them. Selah 4 (54:6) Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is for me as the upholder of my soul. 5 (54:7) He will requite the evil unto them that lie in wait for me; destroy Thou them in Thy truth. 6 (54:8) With a freewill-offering will I sacrifice unto Thee; I will give thanks unto Thy name, O LORD, for it is good. 7 (54:9) For He hath delivered me out of all trouble; and mine eye hath gazed upon mine enemies.