1 To the chief music-maker; on Neginoth. Maschil. Of David.
2 54:1When the Ziphites came and said to Saul, Is not David keeping himself secret among us?
3 54:1Let your name be my salvation, O God; let my cause be judged by your strength.
4 54:2Let my prayer come before you, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.
5 54:3For men who are going after me have come out against me, violent men are purposing to take my soul; they have not put God before their eyes. (Selah.)
6 54:4See, God is my helper: the Lord is the great supporter of my soul.
7 54:5Let the evil works of my haters come back on them again; let them be cut off by your good faith.
8 54:6Freely will I make my offerings to you; I will give praise to your name, O Lord, for it is good.
9 54:7Because it has been my saviour from all my trouble; and my eyes have seen the punishment of my haters.