Psalm 54

Save me, O God, by your name,

    and vindicate me by your might.

God, listen to my prayer;

    lend an ear to the words of my mouth.

For strangers have risen up against me,

    violent people are seeking to take my life;

    they do not keep God in their view.  Selah

But surely God is the one who helps me;

    the Lord is the one who supports my life.

God will repay the evil of those who watch me insidiously.

    In your fidelity, put an end to them.

With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to you;

    I will praise your name, Yahweh, for it is good.

For from every trouble Yahweh has delivered me,

    and my eye has looked in triumph at my enemies.



2003 Ralph W. Klein