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1 To the chiefe musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalme of Dauid. When the Ziphims came and sayde to Saul: doeth not Dauid hide himselfe with vs? Saue me, O God, by thy name, and iudge me by thy strength.

2 Heare my prayer, O God; giue eare to the words of my mouth.

3 For strangers are risen vp against me, and oppressors seeke after my soule; they haue not set God before them. Selah.

4 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that vphold my soule.

5 He shall reward euill vnto mine enemies: cut them off in thy trueth.

6 I will freely sacrifice vnto thee; I will praise thy name (O Lord:) for it is good.

7 For hee hath deliuered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seene his desire vpon mine enemies.

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Commentary for Psalms 54

David complains of the malice of his enemies. (1-3) Assurance of the Divine favour and protection. (4-7)

1-3 God is faithful, though men are not to be trusted, and it is well for us it is so. David has no other plea to depend upon than God's name, no other power to depend upon than God's strength, and these he makes his refuge and confidence. This would be the effectual answer to his prayers. Looking unto David, betrayed by the men of Judah, and to Jesus, betrayed by one of his apostles, what can we expect from any who have not set God before them, save ingratitude, treachery, malice, and cruelty? What bonds of nature, or friendship, or gratitude, or covenant, will hold those that have broken through the fear of God? Selah; Mark this. Let us set God before us at all times; for if we do not, we are in danger of despair.

4-7 Behold, God is mine Helper. If we are for him, he is for us; and if he is for us, we need not fear. Every creature is that to us, and no more, which God makes it to be. The Lord will in due time save his people, and in the mean time he sustains them, and bears them up, so that the spirit he has made shall not fail. There is truth in God's threatenings, as well as in his promises; sinners that repent not, will find it so to their cost. David's present deliverance was an earnest of further deliverance. He speaks of the completion of his deliverance as a thing done, though he had as yet many troubles before him; because, having God's promise for it, he was as sure of it as if it was done already. The Lord would deliver him out of all his troubles. May he help us to bear our cross without repining, and at length bring us to share his victories and glory. Christians never should suffer the voice of praise and thanksgiving to cease in the church of the redeemed.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 54

  • Rosa kinsee
    I really thank God for this psalm it help me through many trouble
    Wow I really love psalm 54:1 who said, hear my prayer, o God; give ear to the words of my mouth. Because I want God to really hear my prayer and give ear to my cry, because I am going through so much into my life right now. Pray for me please
  • Christopher
    Hear my prayer, O God is a very powerful prayer for every man that want to over come the wickedness of this world. Lord Jesus bless my marriage and make me a living testimony as I depend on you. Amen
  • Carolyn Kelly
    The Lord God's Word is true and HIS mercy endures forever, throughout all generations!!!!Praise and Glorify HIS most Precious NAME FOREVER!!AMEN! In JESUS NAME!!
  • Seth Boateng Ofori
    God has been so go me and my family
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 54:1 save me O GOD by thy name and judge me by thy strength --54:2-- hear my prayer O GOD give ear to the words of my mouth PSALM 66:19 but verily GOD hath heard me HE hath attended to the voice of my prayer *****PSALM 66:18 if I regard iniquity in my heart THE LORD will not hear me PROVERBS 28:9 HE THAT TURNETH AWAY HIS EAR FROM HEARING THE LAW EVEN HIS PRAYER SHALL BE ABOMINATION

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