New International Version
Keep me safe, LORD, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.
King James Bible
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my goings.
Darby Bible Translation
Keep me, O Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked [man], preserve me from the violent man, who devise to overthrow my steps.
World English Bible
Yahweh, keep me from the hands of the wicked. Preserve me from the violent men who have determined to trip my feet.
Young's Literal Translation
Preserve me, Jehovah, from the hands of the wicked, From one of violence Thou keepest me, Who have devised to overthrow my steps.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Preserve me from the violent man - Saul again; who was as headstrong and violent in all his measures, as he was cruel, and inflexibly bent on the destruction of David.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryQuestion Lxxxiii of Prayer
I. Is Prayer an Act of the Appetitive Powers? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer based on Friendship II. Is it Fitting to Pray? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer as a True Cause S. Augustine, On the Sermon on the Mount, II. iii. 14 " On the Gift of Perseverance, vii. 15 III. Is Prayer an Act of the Virtue of Religion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Humility of Prayer S. Augustine, On Psalm cii. 10 " Of the Gift of Perseverance, xvi. 39 IV. Ought We to Pray to God Alone? S. Augustine, Sermon, cxxvii. 2 V. …
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
How the Silent and the Talkative are to be Admonished.
2 Samuel 22:49
who sets me free from my enemies. You exalted me above my foes; from a violent man you rescued me.
On my right the tribe attacks; they lay snares for my feet, they build their siege ramps against me.
May the foot of the proud not come against me, nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
Arrogant foes are attacking me; ruthless people are trying to kill me-- people without regard for God.
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.
I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.
For the director of music. A psalm of David. Rescue me, LORD, from evildoers; protect me from the violent,
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