For the leader. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, ‘David is in hiding among us’.
1 Save me, O God, by your name,
by your power secure for me justice.
2 Listen, O God, to my prayer,
give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For proud men have risen against me,
and terrible men seek my life,
men who do not set God before them.
4 But see! God is my helper,
the Lord is sustaining my life.
5 Let their evil fall back on my foes:
cut them off in your faithfulness, Lord.
6 Then will I bring you glad sacrifice,
praising your gracious name;
7 for from all distress you have saved me,
and feasted my eyes on my foes.