To the director on stringed instruments. Masʹkil.* Of David. When the Ziphʹites came in and proceeded to say to Saul: “Is not David concealing himself with us?”+ 54 O God, by your name save me,+And with your mightiness may you plead my cause.+ 2 O God, hear my prayer;+Do give ear to the sayings of my mouth.+ 3 For there are strangers that have risen up against me,And tyrants that do seek my soul.+They have not set God in front of them.+ Seʹlah. 4 Look! God is my helper;+Jehovah* is among those supporting my soul. 5 He will repay the bad to my foes;+In your trueness* silence them.+ 6 In willingness I will sacrifice to you.+I shall laud your name, O Jehovah, for it is good.+ 7 For out of every distress he delivered me,+And upon my enemies my eye has looked.+
^ See 32:Sup ftn.
^ One of 134 scribal changes from YHWH to ʼAdho·naiʹ. See App 1B.
^ Or, “by your truth.”