English Standard Version

The Lord Upholds My Life

1 To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil1 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.
2 O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers2 have risen against me; ruthless men seek my life; they do not set God before themselves.
4 Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.
5 He will return the evil to my enemies; in your faithfulness put an end to them.
6 With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you; I will give thanks to your name, O Lord, for it is good.
7 For he has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.
1 Probably a musical or liturgical term
2 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Targum insolent men (compare Psalm 86:14)
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