New American Standard Bible
He delivered me from my strong enemy, And from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
King James Bible
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
Darby Bible Translation
He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me; for they were mightier than I.
World English Bible
He delivered me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me; for they were too mighty for me.
Young's Literal Translation
He delivereth me from my strong enemy, And from those hating me, For they have been stronger than I.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He delivered me from my strong enemy - The enemy that had more power than I had, and that was likely to overcome me. It is probable that the allusion here in the mind of the psalmist would be particularly to Saul.
And from them which hated me - From all who hated and persecuted me, in the time of Saul, and ever onward during my life.
For they were too strong for me - I had no power to resist them, and when I was about to sink under their opposition and malice, God interposed and rescued me. David, valiant and bold as he was as a warrior, was not ashamed, in the review of his life, to admit that he owed his preservation not to his own courage and skill in war, but to God; that his enemies were superior to himself in power; and that if God had not interposed he would have been crushed and destroyed. No man dishonors himself by acknowledging that he owes his success in the world to the divine interposition.
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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All my bones will say, "LORD, who is like You, Who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, And the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?"
But my enemies are vigorous and strong, And many are those who hate me wrongfully.
For the choir director; set to Al-tashheth. A Mikhtam of David, when Saul sent men and they watched the house in order to kill him. Deliver me from my enemies, O my God; Set me securely on high away from those who rise up against me.
Because of his strength I will watch for You, For God is my stronghold.
"Give heed to my cry, For I am brought very low; Deliver me from my persecutors, For they are too strong for me.
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