New International Version
The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.
King James Bible
The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah keepeth the simple: I was brought low, and he saved me.
World English Bible
Yahweh preserves the simple. I was brought low, and he saved me.
Young's Literal Translation
A preserver of the simple is Jehovah, I was low, and to me He giveth salvation.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord preserved the simple - פתאים pethaim, which all the Versions render little ones. Those who are meek and lowly of heart, who feel the spirit of little children, these he preserves, as he does little children; and he mentions this circumstance, because the Lord has a peculiar regard for these young ones, and gives his angels charge concerning them. Were it otherwise, children are exposed to so many dangers and deaths, that most of them would fall victims to accidents in their infancy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'What shall I render unto the Lord for all His benefits toward me? 13. I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.'--PSALM cxvi. 12, 13. There may possibly be a reference here to a part of the Passover ritual. It seems to have become the custom in later times to lift high the wine cup at that feast and drink it with solemn invocation and glad thanksgiving. So we find our Lord taking the cup--the 'cup of blessing' as Paul calls it--and giving thanks. But as there is no record …
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