New American Standard Bible
Be gracious to me, O LORD; See my affliction from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death,
King James Bible
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:
Darby Bible Translation
Be gracious unto me, O Jehovah; consider mine affliction from them that hate me, lifting me up from the gates of death:
World English Bible
Have mercy on me, Yahweh. See my affliction by those who hate me, and lift me up from the gates of death;
Young's Literal Translation
Favour me, O Jehovah, See mine affliction by those hating me, Thou who liftest me up from the gates of death,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Have mercy upon me, O Lord - The cry for mercy implies that though God had interposed and granted them surprising deliverances, yet he was still surrounded by enemies, and was still in trouble. See introduction to the psalm, 2, 3. He had been delivered from many troubles, but there were many still pressing upon him, and he now calls on God to interpose further in his behalf, and to grant him entire deliverance from all his sorrows and dangers. The trouble to which he here refers was of the same kind as that adverted to in the former part of the psalm - that arising from the efforts of formidable enemies.
Consider my trouble - Do not forget this trouble; bear it in remembrance; look upon its character and its depth, and mercifully interpose to deliver me.
Which I suffer of them that hate me - Or, "see my suffering arising from those that hate me; or, which is produced by those who hate me." The design is to fix the attention on the greatness of that suffering as caused by his "haters" or by his enemies - the foes that were still unsubdued.
Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death - Thou on whom I rely to do this; or, who hast done it in times past. The idea by bars and walls; as entered by gates - the grave leading to it. See Introduction to Job, Section 7, and the notes at Job 10:21-22. The psalmist felt that he had come near to that dark and gloomy abode, and that God only could rescue him from it; therefore, in the trouble which now threatened his life, he looks to him to interfere and save him.
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26. Cry we therefore with the spirit of charity, and until we come to the inheritance in which we are alway to remain, let us be, through love which becometh the free-born, not through fear which becometh bondmen, patient of suffering. Cry we, so long as we are poor, until we be with that inheritance made rich. Seeing how great earnest thereof we have received, in that Christ to make us rich made Himself poor; Who being exalted unto the riches which are above, there was sent One Who should breathe …
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But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.
Look upon my enemies, for they are many, And they hate me with violent hatred.
O LORD, You have brought up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive, that I would not go down to the pit.
But my enemies are vigorous and strong, And many are those who hate me wrongfully.
For Your lovingkindness toward me is great, And You have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
Their soul abhorred all kinds of food, And they drew near to the gates of death.
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