New International Version
Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- people without regard for God.
King James Bible
For strangers are risen up against me, and oppressors seek after my soul: they have not set God before them. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
For strangers are risen up against me, and the violent seek after my life: they have not set God before them. Selah.
World English Bible
For strangers have risen up against me. Violent men have sought after my soul. They haven't set God before them. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
For strangers have risen up against me And terrible ones have sought my soul, They have not set God before them. Selah.
Psalm 54:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Strangers are risen up against me - The Ziphites.
And oppressors - Saul, his courtiers, and his army.
They have not set God before them - It is on no religious account, nor is it to accomplish any end, on which they can ask the blessing of God.
Selah - This is true.
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1 Samuel 20:1
Then David fled from Naioth at Ramah and went to Jonathan and asked, "What have I done? What is my crime? How have I wronged your father, that he is trying to kill me?"
1 Samuel 25:29
Even though someone is pursuing you to take your life, the life of my lord will be bound securely in the bundle of the living by the LORD your God, but the lives of your enemies he will hurl away as from the pocket of a sling.
who saves me from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me.
For the director of music. Of David the servant of the LORD. I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Those who want to kill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.
May all who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.
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