New International Version
Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.
King James Bible
Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
Darby Bible Translation
Attend unto my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than I.
World English Bible
Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need. deliver me from my persecutors, For they are stronger than me.
Young's Literal Translation
Attend Thou unto my loud cry, For I have become very low, Deliver Thou me from my pursuers, For they have been stronger than I.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am brought very low - Never was I so near total ruin before.
Deliver me from my persecutors - They are now in full possession of the only means of my escape.
They are stronger than I-- What am I and my men against this well-appointed armed multitude, with their king at their head.
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"Bring my soul out of prison!" --PSALM cxlii. I too, have my prison-house, and only the Lord can deliver me. There is the prison-house of sin. It is a dark and suffocating hole, without friendly light or morning air. And it is haunted by such affrighting shapes, as though my iniquities had incarnated themselves in ugly and repulsive forms. None but the Lord can bring me out. And there is the prison-house of sorrow. My griefs sometimes wrap me about like cold confining walls, which have neither …
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A prayer of David. Hear me, LORD, my plea is just; listen to my cry. Hear my prayer-- it does not rise from deceitful lips.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me.
Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.
The LORD protects the unwary; when I was brought low, he saved me.
Redeem me from human oppression, that I may obey your precepts.
For the LORD will deliver Jacob and redeem them from the hand of those stronger than they.
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