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Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 54

Tehillim - Psalms - Chapter 54

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Rashi's Commentary:

Chapter 54

1. For the conductor, on neginoth, a maskil of David.   א. לַמְנַצֵּחַ בִּנְגִינֹת מַשְׂכִּיל לְדָוִד:
2. When the Ziphim came and said to Saul, "Is not David hiding with us?"   ב. בְּבוֹא הַזִּיפִים וַיֹּאמְרוּ לְשָׁאוּל הֲלֹא דָוִד מִסְתַּתֵּר עִמָּנוּ:
3. O God, with Your name save me, and with Your might avenge me.   ג. אֱלֹהִים בְּשִׁמְךָ הוֹשִׁיעֵנִי וּבִגְבוּרָתְךָ תְדִינֵנִי:
and with Your might, avenge me: Heb. תדינני, Wreak my vengeance, as (Deut. 32:36): “When the Lord will avenge (ידין) His people.”  
4. O God, hearken to my prayer, incline Your ear to the words of my mouth.   ד. אֱלֹהִים שְׁמַע תְּפִלָּתִי הַאֲזִינָה לְאִמְרֵי פִי:
5. For strangers rose upon me and violent men sought my soul; they did not place God before them forever.   ה. כִּי זָרִים | קָמוּ עָלַי וְעָרִיצִים בִּקְשׁוּ נַפְשִׁי לֹא שָׂמוּ אֱלֹהִים לְנֶגְדָּם סֶלָה:
6. Behold, God is my Helper; the Lord is [help] to those who support my soul.   ו. הִנֵּה אֱלֹהִים עֹזֵר לִי אֲדֹנָי בְּסֹמְכֵי נַפְשִׁי:
7. He will return the evil to those who lie in wait for me; cut them off with Your truth.   ז. יָשִׁיב הָרַע לְשֹׁרְרָי בַּאֲמִתְּךָ הַצְמִיתֵם:
to those who lie in wait for me: Heb. לשררי, those who eye me, an expression of (Num. 24:17): “I see him (אשורנו), but not near.”  
with Your truth: Since You are truthful, and You said that You would wreak vengeance upon talebearers and those who pursue to kill, therefore, cut them off.  
8. With generosity, I will slaughter sacrifices to You; I will thank Your name, O Lord, because it is good.   ח. בִּנְדָבָה אֶזְבְּחָה לָּךְ אוֹדֶה שִׁמְךָ יְהֹוָה כִּי טוֹב:
9. For He saved me from every distress, and my eye saw my enemies.   ט. כִּי מִכָּל צָרָה הִצִּילָנִי וּבְאֹיְבַי רָאֲתָה עֵינִי:
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