New American Standard Bible
Oh give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain.
King James Bible
Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.
Darby Bible Translation
Give us help from trouble; for vain is man's deliverance.
World English Bible
Give us help against the enemy, for the help of man is vain.
Young's Literal Translation
Give to us help from adversity, And vain is the salvation of man.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Give us help from trouble ... - This is copied from Psalm 60:11.
That is not, however, the topic upon which I now desire to speak to you. I come at this time, not so much to plead for the early as for the awakening. The hour we may speak of at another time--the fact is our subject now. It is bad to awake late, but what shall be said of those who never awake at all? Better late than never: but with many it is to be feared it will be never. I would take down the trumpet and give a blast, or ring the alarm-bell till all the faculties of the sluggard's manhood are …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
It is better to take refuge in the LORD Than to trust in man.
Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.
"Therefore the safety of Pharaoh will be your shame And the shelter in the shadow of Egypt, your humiliation.
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