54:1(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, a by thy
name, and judge me by thy strength.
(a) He declares that when all means fail, God will deliver
even by miracle, they who call to him with an upright
54:3 For b strangers are risen up against me, and c
oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before
(b) That is, the Ziphims.
(c) Saul and his army who were like cruel beasts, could not
be satisfied except by his death.
54:4 Behold, God [is] mine helper: the Lord [is] with d them
that uphold my soul.
(d) No matter how few, as he was with Jonathan.
54:5 He shall reward evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy
(e) According to your faithful promise for my defence.
54:6 I will f freely sacrifice unto thee: I will praise thy
name, O LORD; for [it is] good.
(f) For hypocrites serve God out of fear or on conditions.
54:7 For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye
hath g seen [his desire] upon mine enemies.
(g) We may lawfully rejoice for God's judgments against the
wicked, if our affections are pure.