New American Standard Bible
Stretch forth Your hand from on high; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, Out of the hand of aliens
King James Bible
Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;
Darby Bible Translation
Stretch out thy hands from above; rescue me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of aliens,
World English Bible
Stretch out your hand from above, rescue me, and deliver me out of great waters, out of the hands of foreigners;
Young's Literal Translation
Send forth Thy hand from on high, Free me, and deliver me from many waters, From the hand of sons of a stranger,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Send thine hand from above - Margin, as in Hebrew, "hands." See the notes at Psalm 18:16 : "He sent from above."
Rid me, and deliver me out of great waters - Thus Psalm 18:16 : "He took me, he drew me out of many waters." As God had done it once, there was ground for the prayer that he would do it yet again.
From the hand of strange children - Strangers: strangers to thee; strangers to thy people, foreigners. See Psalm 54:3 : "For strangers are risen up against me." The language would properly imply that at the time referred to in the psalm he was engaged in a warfare with foreign enemies. Who they were, we have no means now of ascertaining.
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2 Samuel 22:17
"He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
As soon as they hear, they obey me; Foreigners submit to me.
Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.
For strangers have risen against me And violent men have sought my life; They have not set God before them. Selah.
He will send from heaven and save me; He reproaches him who tramples upon me. Selah. God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth.
For the choir director; according to Shoshannim. A Psalm of David. Save me, O God, For the waters have threatened my life.
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