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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book II
 
LIV
 
Prayer for Defence Against Enemies
 
 
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. Maschil of David; when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?
 
 
[1]  SAVE me, O God, by thy name,
And judge me in thy might.
[2]  Hear my prayer, O God;
Give ear to the words of my mouth.
[3]  For strangers are risen up against me,
And violent men have sought after my soul:
They have not set God before them.  [Selah
[4]  Behold, God is my helper:
The Lord is of 1 them that uphold my soul.
[5]  He 2 will requite the evil unto mine 3 enemies:
Destroy thou them in thy truth.
[6]  With a freewill-offering will I sacrifice unto thee:
I will give thanks unto thy name, O Jehovah, for it is good.
[7]  For he hath delivered me out of all trouble;
And mine eye hath seen my desire upon mine enemies.
 
Note 1. Or, with. [back]
Note 2. Another reading is, The evil shall return. [back]
Note 3. Or, them that lie in wait for me. [back]
 

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