Psalms 54:3

“For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For strangers are risen vp against me, and oppressors seeke after my soule; they haue not set God before them. Selah.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For strangers have risen against me And violent men have sought my life; They have not set God before them. Selah.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For strangers are risen up against me, And violent men have sought after my soul: They have not set God before them. Selah
- American Standard Version (1901)

For men who are going after me have come out against me, violent men are purposing to take my soul; they have not put God before their eyes. (Selah.)
- Basic English Bible

For strangers are risen up against me, and the violent seek after my life: they have not set God before them. Selah.
- Darby Bible

For strangers have risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
- Webster's Bible

For strangers have risen up against me. Violent men have sought after my soul. They haven't set God before them. Selah.
- World English Bible

For strangers have risen up against me And terrible ones have sought my soul, They have not set God before them. Selah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(54:5) For strangers are risen up against me, and violent men have sought after my soul; they have not set God before them. Selah
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 54:3


54:3 Strangers - The Zephites, whom, though Israelites, he calls strangers in regard of their barbarous and perfidious carriage.


Discussion for Psalms 54:3

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 3
    David is crying out to God to save him from the Zephites, who were countrymen; yet they were acting like strangers, because they did not put God before them. Always put the Lord before you, and your enemies will not triumph over you. God in His righteousness will judge us, and we must glorify Him when we are delivered from the hands of strangers. On this earth, we are pilgrims, and strangers, looking for a city whose builder, and maker is God. This world is not our home, we are just passing through. We walk by faith, and not by sight. Thank God that Jesus is at the right hand of the Father praying for us to finish the race, and we give Him the glory for the victory.

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