New American Standard Bible
He sent from on high, He took me; He drew me out of many waters.
King James Bible
He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
Darby Bible Translation
He reached forth from above, he took me, he drew me out of great waters:
World English Bible
He sent from on high. He took me. He drew me out of many waters.
Young's Literal Translation
He sendeth from above -- He taketh me, He draweth me out of many waters.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He sent from above - He interposed to save me. All these manifestations of the divine interposition were from above, or from heaven; all came from God.
He took me - He took hold on me; he rescued me.
He drew me out of many waters - Margin, great waters. Waters are often expressive of calamity and trouble, Psalm 46:3; Psalm 69:1; Psalm 73:10; Psalm 124:4-5. The meaning here is, that God had rescued him out of the many troubles and dangers that encompassed him, as if he had fallen into the sea and was in danger of perishing.
LibraryConviction of Weakness.
The soul in the state of abandonment can abstain from justifying itself by word or deed. The divine action justifies it. This order of the divine will is the solid and firm rock on which the submissive soul reposes, sheltered from change and tempest. It is continually present under the veil of crosses, and of the most ordinary actions. Behind this veil the hand of God is hidden to sustain and to support those who abandon themselves entirely to Him. From the time that a soul becomes firmly established …
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The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders, The LORD is over many waters.
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.
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.
Then the waters would have engulfed us, The stream would have swept over our soul;
Stretch forth Your hand from on high; Rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, Out of the hand of aliens
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