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1 (To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?) Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

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

4 Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth.

6 I will freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy name, O LORD; for it is good.

7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

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

  • Promise Nwulu
    Thank you lord for I know that you have answer me
  • Alex
    Sophia i pray that your marriage will stand, What God has made one let no man put assunder. GBU YOU AND YOURS in Jesus name
  • Sophia
    Heavenly father i ask for blessing in my .marriage as my husband has gone astray. I leave it in ur hands dear lord. Amen
  • Lisa Wolks
    God help and protect me please. In Jesus name. Amen.
  • Staci Joe
    God you are great your mercy endures for ever, there is none like you.. You are my pillar in every situation,, i can never get enough of you. Holy spirit, i avail my self for you glory,, WHAT DO YOU HAVE ME DO LORD?. Direct my steps, perfect your will in my life and use for your Glory in Jesus Name! Amen
  • Samantha Jordan
    Thank you Lord for this prayer it saved my husbands life they said he was brain dead with double pneumonia and that you would never walk or talk again until I begin to pray this prayer everyday so thank you Psalms54 I knew it wasn't his time to go cuz he was not where he wanted to be in life with God or with our children or even with our relationship and we have a lot of ways that we need to know
  • Johnson
    Now, I can do all things through christ.
  • Malik grant
    God is with us from start to the end no matter what he is still with us and who sacrifice is own son just to save us father god I am here to be whatever you want me to do for you and I will always believe in you in Jesus name amen

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When oppressors seek to do evil, they have not set what before them?
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