For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David. When the Ziphites had gone to Saul and said, ‘Is not David hiding among us?’
1Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.2Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.3Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me – people without regard for God.4Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.5Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.6I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good.7You have delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.
English Standard Version
The Lord Upholds My Life
1To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “Is not David hiding among us?” O God, save me by your name, and vindicate me by your might. (1Sa 23:19; 1Sa 26:1; Ps 4:1; Ps 5:11; Ps 52:9)2O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth. (Ps 55:1)3For strangers have risen against me; ruthless men seek my life; they do not set God before themselves. (1Sa 23:15; Ps 18:44; Ps 86:14; Ps 144:7; Isa 25:5)4Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life. (Ps 118:7)5He will return the evil to my enemies; in your faithfulness put an end to them. (Ps 89:49; Ps 143:12)6With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good. (Ps 52:9)7For he has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies. (Ps 59:10; Ps 92:11; Ps 112:8; Ps 118:7)