Psalms 54

(For the music leader. Use with stringed instruments. A special psalm that David wrote when the people of Ziph went to Saul and said, “David is hiding here with us.”)

Trusting God in Times of Trouble

1 Save me, God, by your power

and prove that I am right.

2Listen to my prayer

and hear what I say.

3Cruel strangers have attacked

and want me dead.

Not one of them cares

about you.

4You will help me, Lord God,

and keep me from falling;

5you will punish my enemies

for their evil deeds.

Be my faithful friend

and destroy them.

6I will bring a gift

and offer a sacrifice

to you, Lord.

I will praise your name

because you are good.

7You have rescued me

from all my troubles,

and my own eyes have seen

my enemies fall.