Psalm 71:12
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
O God, do not be far from me; O my God, hasten to my help!

King James Bible
O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

Darby Bible Translation
O God, be not far from me; my God, hasten to my help.

World English Bible
God, don't be far from me. My God, hurry to help me.

Young's Literal Translation
O God, be not far from me, O my God, for my help make haste.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

O God, be not far from me - See the notes at Psalm 22:11.

O my God, make haste for my help - See the notes at Psalm 40:13.

Psalm 71:12 Parallel Commentaries

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Of Four Things which Bring Great Peace
"My Son, now will I teach thee the way of peace and of true liberty." 2. Do, O my Lord, as Thou sayest, for this is pleasing unto me to hear. 3. "Strive, My Son, to do another's will rather than thine own. Choose always to have less rather than more. Seek always after the lowest place, and to be subject to all. Wish always and pray that the will of God be fulfilled in thee. Behold, such a man as this entereth into the inheritance of peace and quietness." 4. O my Lord, this Thy short discourse
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

They all Hold Swords, Being Expert in War; Every Man Hath his Sword Upon his Thigh Because of Fear in the Night.
They all hold swords to engage in combat with the soul which, by a secret presumption, attributes to self what belongs to God only; and this causes them to exclaim with united voice; Who is like unto God? The Divine Righteousness is the first that comes to fight with and destroy the self-righteousness of the creature, and then comes strength to bring to naught the power of man, and causing him to enter by experience of his own infinite weakness into the strength of the Lord (Psalm lxxi. 16), teaches
Madame Guyon—Song of Songs of Solomon

Cross References
Psalm 10:1
Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?

Psalm 22:11
Be not far from me, for trouble is near; For there is none to help.

Psalm 35:22
You have seen it, O LORD, do not keep silent; O Lord, do not be far from me.

Psalm 38:21
Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me!

Psalm 38:22
Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!

Psalm 40:13
Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; Make haste, O LORD, to help me.

Psalm 70:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David; for a memorial. O God, hasten to deliver me; O LORD, hasten to my help!

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