Psalm 54:7
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English Standard Version
For he has delivered me from every trouble, and my eye has looked in triumph on my enemies.

King James Bible
For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and mine eye hath seen his desire upon mine enemies.

American Standard Version
For he hath delivered me out of all trouble; And mine eye hath seen my desire upon mine enemies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou hast delivered me out of all trouble: and my eye hath looked down upon my enemies.

English Revised Version
For he hath delivered me out of all trouble; and mine eye hath seen my desire upon mine enemies.

Webster's Bible Translation
For he hath delivered me out of all trouble: and my eye hath seen its desire upon my enemies.

Psalm 54:7 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 54:3-5) This short song is divided into two parts by Sela The first half prays for help and answer. The Name of God is the manifestation of His nature, which has mercy as its central point (for the Name of God is טּוב, v. 8, Psalm 52:11), so that בּשׁמך (which is here the parallel word to בּגבוּרתך) is consequently equivalent to בּחסדּך. The obtaining of right for any one (דּין like שׁפט, Psalm 7:9, and frequently, עשׂה דּין, Psalm 9:5) is attributed to the all-conquering might of God, which is only one side of the divine Name, i.e., of the divine nature which manifests itself in the diversity of its attributes. האזין (Psalm 54:4) is construed with ל (cf. אל, Psalm 87:2) like הטּה אזן, Psalm 78:1. The Targum, misled by Psalm 86:14, reads זרים instead of זרים in Psalm 54:5. The inscription leads one to think of the Ziphites in particular in connection with "strangers" and "violent men." The two words in most instances denote foreign enemies, Isaiah 25:2., Psalm 29:5; Ezekiel 31:12; but זר is also a stranger in the widest sense, regulated in each instance according to the opposite, e.g., the non-priest, Leviticus 22:10; and one's fellow-countrymen can also turn out to be עריצים, Jeremiah 15:21. The Ziphites, although Judaeans like David, might be called "strangers," because they had taken the side against David; and "violent men," because they pledged themselves to seize and deliver him up. Under other circumstances this might have been their duty as subjects. In this instance, however, it was godlessness, as Psalm 54:5 (cf. Psalm 86:14) says. Any one at that time in Israel who feared God more than man, could not lend himself to be made a tool of Saul's blind fury. God had already manifestly enough acknowledged David.

Psalm 54:7 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For he

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Genesis 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them...

1 Samuel 26:24 And, behold, as your life was much set by this day in my eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD...

2 Samuel 4:9 And David answered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, and said to them, As the LORD lives...

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me to his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever...

and mine

Psalm 37:34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt you to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

Psalm 58:10,11 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked...

Psalm 59:10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire on my enemies.

Psalm 91:8 Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Psalm 92:11 My eye also shall see my desire on my enemies, and my ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

Psalm 112:8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire on his enemies.

Cross References
1 Samuel 26:24
Behold, as your life was precious this day in my sight, so may my life be precious in the sight of the LORD, and may he deliver me out of all tribulation."

Psalm 34:6
This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 59:10
My God in his steadfast love will meet me; God will let me look in triumph on my enemies.

Psalm 92:11
My eyes have seen the downfall of my enemies; my ears have heard the doom of my evil assailants.

Psalm 112:8
His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.

Psalm 118:7
The LORD is on my side as my helper; I shall look in triumph on those who hate me.

Jeremiah 20:12
O LORD of hosts, who tests the righteous, who sees the heart and the mind, let me see your vengeance upon them, for to you have I committed my cause.

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