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

New Living Translation
But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive!

English Standard Version
Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life.

Berean Study Bible
Surely God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul.

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

New King James Version
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is with those who uphold my life.

New American Standard Bible
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.

NASB 1995
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.

NASB 1977
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.

Amplified Bible
Behold, God is my helper and ally; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul [my upholder].

Christian Standard Bible
God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life.

American Standard Version
Behold, God is my helper: The Lord is of them that uphold my soul.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
God is my helper; LORD JEHOVAH sustains my soul.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For lo! God assists me; and the Lord is the helper of my soul.

Contemporary English Version
You will help me, Lord God, and keep me from falling;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For behold God is my helper: and the Lord is the protector of my soul.

English Revised Version
Behold, God is mine helper: the Lord is of them that uphold my soul.

Good News Translation
But God is my helper. The Lord is my defender.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God is my helper! The Lord is the provider for my life.

International Standard Version
Look, God is my helper; the Lord is with those who are guarding my life.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is for me as the upholder of my soul.

Literal Standard Version
Behold, God [is] a helper to me, The Lord [is] with those supporting my soul,

NET Bible
Look, God is my deliverer! The Lord is among those who support me.

New Heart English Bible
Look, God is my helper. The Lord is the one who sustains 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Vindicate Me by Your Might
3For strangers rise up against me, and ruthless men seek my life—men with no regard for God. Selah 4Surely God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul. 5He will reward my enemies with evil. In Your faithfulness, destroy them.…

Cross References
Psalm 30:10
Hear me, O LORD, and have mercy; O LORD, be my helper."

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

Psalm 37:24
Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, for the LORD is holding his hand.

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

Psalm 41:12
In my integrity You uphold me and set me in Your presence forever.

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

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


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, God is my helper: the Lord is with them that uphold my soul.

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

1 Chronicles 12:18
Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.

Isaiah 41:10
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.









(4) With them . . .--Better, is a supporter of my life. So LXX. and Vulgate.

Verse 4. - Behold, God is mine Helper. There is a pause between vers. 3 and 4, indicated by the pause-mark, "Selah." Then, confident of his prayer having been heard, the psalmist breaks out into a joyous burst of thankfulness and self-gratulation (vers. 4-7). The Lord is with them that uphold my soul; rather, of them (Revised Version); i.e. "one of them." But the intention is not to place God on a par with other helpers. Rather, as Professor Cheyne remarks, it is to make him the representative of" the class of helpers."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
הִנֵּ֣ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

God
אֱ֭לֹהִים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

is my helper;
עֹזֵ֣ר (‘ō·zêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5826: To surround, protect, aid

the Lord
אֲ֝דֹנָ֗י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

is the sustainer
בְּֽסֹמְכֵ֥י (bə·sō·mə·ḵê)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5564: To prop, to lean upon, take hold of

of my soul.
נַפְשִֽׁי׃ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion


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