New American Standard Bible
Guard my soul and deliver me; Do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You.
King James Bible
O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I trust in thee.
World English Bible
Oh keep my soul, and deliver me. Let me not be disappointed, for I take refuge in you.
Young's Literal Translation
Keep my soul, and deliver me, Let me not be ashamed, for I trusted in Thee.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
O keep my soul - "My life;" or, keep "me." The allusion is to all the perils which encompassed him, whether arising from his foes or his sins; and the prayer is, that the divine protection might be commensurate with the danger; that is, that he might not be destroyed, either by his enemies or by the sins which he had committed.
And deliver me - Save me; rescue me.
Let me not be ashamed - See Psalm 25:2.
For I put my trust in thee - This is urged as a reason why he should be delivered and saved. The idea seems to be, that the honor of God would be concerned in protecting one who fled to Him; who confided in Him; who relied on Him. Thus, when the helpless and the oppressed have so much confidence in our character and our ability as to fly to us in the time of trouble, it is a proper reason for them to ask our protection that they do confide in us. Our character becomes involved in the matter, and they may safely trust that we shall feel ourselves under obligations to act in conformity with the confidence reposed in us. It is thus that the poor and the oppressed confide in the good; thus that a sinner confides in God.
LibraryGuidance in Judgment
'Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He teach sinners in the way. 9. The meek will He guide in judgment; and the meek will He teach His way.'--PSALM xxv. 8, 9. The Psalmist prays in this psalm for three things: deliverance, guidance, and forgiveness. Of these three petitions the central one is that for guidance. 'Show me Thy ways, O Lord,' he asks in a previous verse; where he means by 'Thy ways,' not God's dealings with men, but men's conduct as prescribed by God. In my text he exchanges …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Both Things are Specially Worthy of Notice. ...
Out of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
"He is the Rock, his Work is Perfect. For all his Ways are Judgment. A God of Truth, and Without Iniquity, Just and Right is He.
O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me.
Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call upon You; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.
The righteous man will be glad in the LORD and will take refuge in Him; And all the upright in heart will glory.
Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man; O You my God, save Your servant who trusts in You.
Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
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