1 «To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, [A Psalm] of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?» Save me, O God,He declares that when all means fail, God will deliver even by miracle, they who call to him with an upright conscience.by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.
2 O God, heare my prayer: hearken vnto the wordes of my mouth.
3 ForThat is, the Ziphims.strangers are risen up against me, andSaul and his army who were like cruel beasts, could not be satisfied except by his death.oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
4 Behold, God [is] mine helper: the Lord [is] withNo matter how few, as he was with Jonathan.them that uphold my soul.
5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thyAccording to your faithful promise for my defence.truth.
6 I willFor hypocrites serve God out of fear or on conditions.freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for [it is] good.
7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hathWe may lawfully rejoice for God's judgments against the wicked, if our affections are pure.seen [his desire] upon mine enemies.