Psalm 55:18
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New American Standard Bible
He will redeem my soul in peace from the battle which is against me, For they are many who strive with me.

King James Bible
He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.

Darby Bible Translation
He hath redeemed my soul in peace from the battle against me: for there were many about me.

World English Bible
He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, although there are many who oppose me.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath ransomed in peace my soul From him who is near to me, For with the multitude they were with me.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

He hath delivered my soul in peaee - The Hebrew is, "He has redeemed;" so also the Septuagint and Vulgate. The meaning is, He has "rescued" me, or has saved me from my enemies. Either the psalmist composed the psalm "after" the struggle was over, and in view of it, here speaks of what had actually occurred; or he is so confident of being redeemed and saved that he speaks of it as if it were already done. See Psalm 55:19. There are many instances in the Psalms in which the writer is so certain that what he prays for will be accomplished that he speaks of it as if it had already actually occurred. The words "in peace" mean that God ad given him peace; or that the result of the divine interposition was that he had calmness of mind.

From the battle that was against me - The hostile array; the armies prepared for conflict.

For there were many with me - This language conveys to us the idea that there were many on his side, or many that were associated with him, and that this was the reason why he was delivered. It is doubtful, however, whether this is the meaning of the original. The idea may be that there were many contending with him; that is, that there were many who were arrayed against him. The Hebrew will admit of this construction.

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The Arrest
Our study of the closing scenes of the life of our Lord begins at the point where He fell into the hands of the representatives of justice; and this took place at the gate of Gethsemane and at the midnight hour. On the eastern side of Jerusalem, the ground slopes downwards to the bed of the Brook Kedron; and on the further side of the stream rises the Mount of Olives. The side of the hill was laid out in gardens or orchards belonging to the inhabitants of the city; and Gethsemane was one of these.
James Stalker—The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ

Concerning Persecution
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 We are now come to the last beatitude: Blessed are they which are persecuted . . '. Our Lord Christ would have us reckon the cost. Which of you intending to build a tower sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have enough to finish it?' (Luke 14:28). Religion will cost us the tears of repentance and the blood of persecution. But we see here a great encouragement that may
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Psalm 31:5
Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O LORD, God of truth.

Psalm 56:2
My foes have trampled upon me all day long, For they are many who fight proudly against me.

Psalm 71:23
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed.

Psalm 103:4
Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;

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