G3 Q c 1,2. Prayer. d 3. Reason. Enemies assemble. R 4. Yahaveh my helper. R 5. Yahaveh my helper. Q c 6. Praise. d 7. Reason. Enemies scattered.
(Cp. 1 Sam. 23:19; 26:1.)
1 Save me, O God, by Your own self (see 20::1),
And vindicate me by Your strength.
2 Hear my prayer, O God;
Give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For aliens (the Ziphites, or men of Keilah [1 Sam. 23;12]) are risen up against me,
And oppressors seek after my life:
They have not set God before them. Selah. (Connecting David's danger with David's true and only source of help.)
4 Behold, God is my helper:
The Lord is with them that uphold my soul.
5 He shall reward the evil to my enemies:
Cut them off in Your truth.
6 I will freely sacrifice to You:
I will praise Your name, O LORD; for it is good.
7 For He has rescued me out of all trouble:
And my eye has seen His desire upon my enemies.
(I.e. the great smitings of my enemies by Yahaveh)