Prayer for Vindication

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David, when the Ziphites went and told Saul, “David is in hiding among us.”

Save me, O God, by thy name,

and vindicate me by thy might.

Hear my prayer, O God;

give ear to the words of my mouth.

For insolent men[a] have risen against me,

ruthless men seek my life;

they do not set God before them.Selah

Behold, God is my helper;

the Lord is the upholder[b] of my life.

He will requite my enemies with evil;

in thy faithfulness put an end to them.

With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to thee;

I will give thanks to thy name, O Lord, for it is good.

For thou hast delivered me from every trouble,

and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.


  1. Psalm 54:3 Another reading is strangers
  2. Psalm 54:4 Gk Syr Jerome: Heb of or with those who uphold