New American Standard Bible
They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my stay.
King James Bible
They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
Darby Bible Translation
They encountered me in the day of my calamity, but Jehovah was my stay.
World English Bible
They came on me in the day of my calamity, but Yahweh was my support.
Young's Literal Translation
They go before me in a day of my calamity And Jehovah is for a support to me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They prevented me - They anticipated me, or went before me. See the note at Psalm 18:5. The idea here is that his enemies came before him, or intercepted his way. They were in his path, ready to destroy him.
In the day of my calamity - In the day to which I now look back as the time of my special trial.
But the Lord was my stay - My support, or prop. That is, the Lord upheld me, and kept me from falling.
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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For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have relieved me in my distress; Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress.
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