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Psalm 54

For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. Maschil of David; when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?

1Save me, O God, by thy name,

And judge me in thy might.

2Hear my prayer, O God;

Give ear to the words of my mouth.

3For strangers are risen up against me,

And violent men have sought after my soul:

They have not set God before them. Selah

4Behold, God is my helper:

The Lord is of them that uphold my soul.

5He will requite the evil unto mine enemies:

Destroy thou them in thy truth.

6With a freewill-offering will I sacrifice unto thee:

I will give thanks unto thy name, O Jehovah, for it is good.

7For he hath delivered me out of all trouble;

And mine eye hath seen my desire upon mine enemies.

ASV 1901

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The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.

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