New American Standard Bible
My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.
King James Bible
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
Darby Bible Translation
My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from my persecutors.
World English Bible
My times are in your hand. Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.
Young's Literal Translation
In Thy hand are my times, Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from my pursuers.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
My times are in thy hand - That is, I said this in my trouble; when my friends forsook me, and when my enemies came around me and threatened my life. The meaning is, that all that pertained to him was under the control and at the disposal of God. He would "live" as long as God should please. It was His to give life; His to preserve it; His to take it away. All in relation to life - its origin - its continuance - its changes - its seasons - childhood, youth, middle age, old age - all was in the hand of God. No one, therefore, could take his life before the time that had been appointed by God, and he might calmly commit the whole to him. This we may feel in all seasons of life and in all times of danger; of sickness; of feebleness. We shall live as long as God has appointed; we shall pass through such changes as he directs; we shall die when and where and how he chooses. In the faithful discharge of our duty, therefore, we may commit all these things to him, and leave all at his disposal.
Deliver me from the hand of mine enemies - That is, since all these things are under thy control; since thou hast power over my life and over all that pertains to me, I pray that thy power may be exerted in my behalf, and that my life may be rescued from danger. This was his prayer in the midst of his troubles, and this prayer was heard.
Library'Into Thy Hands'
'Into Thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.'--PSALM xxxi. 5. The first part of this verse is consecrated for ever by our Lord's use of it on the Cross. Is it not wonderful that, at that supreme hour, He deigned to take an unknown singer's words as His words? What an honour to that old saint that Jesus Christ, dying, should find nothing that more fully corresponded to His inmost heart at that moment than the utterance of the Psalmist long ago! How His mind must …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"My Times are in Thy Hand"
Appendix xiv. The Law in Messianic Times.
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"Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with You; And his limits You have set so that he cannot pass.
"Why are times not stored up by the Almighty, And why do those who know Him not see His days?
A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the LORD concerning Cush, a Benjamite. O LORD my God, in You I have taken refuge; Save me from all those who pursue me, and deliver me,
Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies; I take refuge in You.
"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.
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