Psalm 70:1
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New International Version
For the director of music. Of David. A petition. Hasten, O God, to save me; come quickly, LORD, to help me.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. [A Psalm] of David: to bring to remembrance.} Make haste, O God, to deliver me; Jehovah, [hasten] to my help.

World English Bible
Hurry, God, to deliver me. Come quickly to help me, Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer, by David. -- 'To cause to remember.' O God, to deliver me, O Jehovah, for my help, haste.

Psalm 70:1 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Make haste to help me - I am in extreme distress, and the most imminent danger. Haste to help me, or I am lost.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


2983 B.C.

1021 (Title.) A Psalm. This Psalm is almost word for word the same as the five last verses of Psalm

40; and it is written as a part of the succeeding Psalm in about

27 MSS. Both Psalm evidently appear to have been written by David during the rebellion of Absalom, and probably at the crisis when he heard of the sanguinary counsel which Ahithophel had given respecting him; or, as some suppose, when beyond Jordan.

2 Samuel 17:1-21 Moreover Ahithophel said to Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night...

to bring

Psalm 38:1 O lord, rebuke me not in your wrath: neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.

O God

Psalm 40:13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.

Psalm 69:18 Draw near to my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of my enemies.

Psalm 71:12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face from me, lest I be like to them that go down into the pit.

to help me [heb.] to my help

Our Watchword
You will observe that in this, and in the fortieth Psalm, this holy saying is put in opposition to the ungodly speeches of persecutors. The wicked say, "Aha, aha," therefore let those who love God's salvation have a common watchword with which to silence the malicious mockeries of the ungodly; let them say, "LET GOD BE MAGNIFIED." The earnestness of the wicked should be a stimulus to the fervency of the righteous. Surely, if God's enemies do not spare blasphemy and profanity, if they are always upon
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Whether a Man May Merit Restoration after a Fall?
Objection 1: It would seem that anyone may merit for himself restoration after a fall. For what a man may justly ask of God, he may justly merit. Now nothing may more justly be besought of God than to be restored after a fall, as Augustine says [*Cf. Ennar. i super Ps. lxx.], according to Ps. 70:9: "When my strength shall fail, do not Thou forsake me." Hence a man may merit to be restored after a fall. Objection 2: Further, a man's works benefit himself more than another. Now a man may, to some extent,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Psalm 69:36
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