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Psalms 54:4

    Psalms 54:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    See, God is my helper: the Lord is the great supporter of my soul.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 54:4

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 54:4

    Behold, God is mine helper - That is, God alone can aid me in these circumstances, and to him I confidently look.

    The Lord is with them that uphold my soul - My friends; those who have rallied around me to defend me; those who comfort me by their presence; those who sustain me in my cause, and who keep me from sinking under the burden of my accumulated troubles.