New International Version
I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.
King James Bible
Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast thrust hard at me that I might fall; but Jehovah helped me.
World English Bible
You pushed me back hard, to make me fall, but Yahweh helped me.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast sorely thrust me to fall, And Jehovah hath helped me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou hast thrust sore at me - In pushing thou hast pushed me that I might fall.
But the Lord helped me - Though he possessed skill, courage, and strength, yet these could not have prevailed had not God been his helper; and to him he gives the glory of the victory.
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"The Lord is my strength and my song." --PSALM cxviii. 14-21. Yes, first of all "my strength" and then "my song"! For what song can there be where there is languor and fainting? What brave music can be born in an organ which is short of breath? There must first be strength if we would have fine harmonies. And so the good Lord comes to the songless, and with holy power He brings the gift of "saving health." "And my song"! For when life is healthy it instinctively breaks into song. The happy, contented …
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Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.
Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.
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