Psalm 54:3 {53:5}
Good News Translation
Proud people are coming to attack me; cruel people are trying to kill me--those who do not care about God.

Contemporary English Version
Cruel strangers have attacked and want me dead. Not one of them cares about you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For strangers have risen up against me; and the mighty have sought after my soul: and they have not set God before their eyes.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For strangers have risen up against me; and the mighty have sought after my soul: and they have not set God before their eyes.

strangers

Psalm 69:8 I am become a stranger to my brethren, and an alien to the sons of my mother.

Psalm 86:14 O God, the wicked are risen up against me, and the assembly of the mighty have sought my soul: and they have not set thee before their eyes.

Job 19:13-15 He hath put my brethren far from me, and my acquaintance like strangers have departed from me. . . .

oppressors

Psalm 22:16 For many dogs have encompassed me: the council of the malignant hath besieged me. They have dug my hands and feet.

Psalm 59:3-5 For behold they have caught my soul: the mighty have rushed in upon me: . . .

Matthew 27:20-23 But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people that they should ask Barabbas and make Jesus away. . . .

they have

Psalm 16:8 I set the Lord always in my sight: for he is at my right hand, that I be not moved.

Psalm 36:1 Unto the end, for the servant of God, David himself. [2] The unjust hath said within himself, that he would sin: there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 53:4 Shall not all the workers of iniquity know, who eat up my people as they eat bread?

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you; because they have not known the Father nor me.

Context
Vindicate Me by Your Might
2O God, hear my prayer: give ear to the words of my mouth. 3For strangers have risen up against me; and the mighty have sought after my soul: and they have not set God before their eyes.4For behold God is my helper: and the Lord is the protector of my soul.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 20:1
But David fled from Najoth, which is in Ramatha, and came and said to Jonathan: What have I done? what is my iniquity, and what is my sin against thy father, that he seeketh my life?

1 Samuel 25:29
For if a man at any time shall rise, and persecute thee, and seek thy life, the soul of my lord shall be kept, as in the bundle of the living, with the Lord thy God: but the souls of thy enemies shall be whirled, as with the violence and whirling of a sling.

Psalm 18:48
And thou wilt lift me up above them that rise up against me: from the unjust man thou wilt deliver me.

Psalm 36:1
Unto the end, for the servant of God, David himself. [2] The unjust hath said within himself, that he would sin: there is no fear of God before his eyes.

Psalm 38:12
And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.

Psalm 40:14
Let them be confounded and ashamed together, that seek after my soul to take it away. Let them be turned backward and be ashamed that desire evils to me.

Psalm 63:9
But they have sought my soul in vain, they shall go into the lower parts of the earth:

Psalm 70:2
Let them be confounded and ashamed that seek my soul:

Psalm 86:14
O God, the wicked are risen up against me, and the assembly of the mighty have sought my soul: and they have not set thee before their eyes.

Psalm 140:1
Unto the end, a psalm of David. [2] Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man: rescue me from the unjust man.

Psalm 140:4
Keep me, O Lord, from the hand of the wicked: and from unjust men deliver me. Who have proposed to supplant my steps:

Psalm 144:7
Put forth thy hand from on high, take me out, and deliver me from many waters: from the hand of strange children:

Psalm 144:11
Deliver me, And rescue me out of the hand of strange children; whose mouth hath spoken vanity: and their right hand is the right hand of iniquity:

Additional Translations
For strangers rise up against me, and ruthless men seek my life—men with no regard for God. SelahFor strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.

For strangers are risen up against me, And violent men have sought after my soul: They have not set God before them. Selah

For strangers have risen up against me, and mighty men have sought my life: they have not set God before them. Pause.

For strangers are risen up against me, and the violent seek after my life: they have not set God before them. Selah.

For strangers are risen up against me, and violent men have sought after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah

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

For strangers have risen up against me. Violent men have sought after my soul. They haven't set God before them. Selah.

For strangers have risen up against me And terrible ones have sought my soul, They have not set God before them. Selah.
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