Psalm 54:4
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New International Version
Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

King James Bible
Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is among them that uphold my soul.

World English Bible
Behold, God is my helper. The Lord is the one who sustains my soul.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, God is a helper to me, The Lord is with those supporting my soul,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Behold, God is mine helper - This would naturally occur to him when he saw that Saul was obliged to leave the pursuit, and go to defend his territories, when he was on the very point of seizing him. God, whose providence is ever watchful, had foreseen this danger and stirred up the Philistines to make this inroad just at the time in which Saul and his army were about to lay hands on David. Well might he then say, "Behold, God is mine helper."

Is with them, that uphold my soul - נפשי naphshi, my life. This may even refer to the Philistines, who had at this time made an inroad on Israel. God was even with his own enemies, by making them instruments to save the life of his servant.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 118:6,7,13 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do to me...

1 Chronicles 12:18 Then the spirit came on Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Your are we, David, and on your side, you son of Jesse...

Isaiah 41:10 Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you...

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit on him...

Isaiah 50:7-9 For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint...

Romans 8:31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Hebrews 13:6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.

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How those are to be Admonished who Praise the Unlawful Things of which they are Conscious, and those who While Condemning Them, in no Wise Guard
(Admonition 32.) Differently to be admonished are they who even praise the unlawful things which they do, and those who censure what is wrong, and yet avoid it not. For they who even praise the unlawful things which they do are to be admonished to consider how for the most part they offend more by the mouth than by deeds. For by deeds they perpetrate wrong things in their own persons only; but with the mouth they bring out wickedness in the persons of as many as there are souls of hearers, to
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Epistle ii. To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch.
To Anastasius, Bishop of Antioch. Gregory to Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch. I have received the letters of your most sweet Blessedness, which flowed with tears for words. For I saw in them a cloud flying aloft as clouds do; but, though it carried with it a darkness of sorrow, I could not easily discover at its commencement whence it came or whither it was going, since by reason of the darkness I speak of I did not fully understand its origin. Yet it becomes you, most holy ones, ever to recall
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

Cross References
Psalm 30:10
Hear, LORD, and be merciful to me; LORD, be my help."

Psalm 37:17
for the power of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD upholds the righteous.

Psalm 37:24
though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.

Psalm 37:40
The LORD helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.

Psalm 41:12
Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.

Psalm 51:12
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Psalm 118:7
The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies.

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