Psalm 71:20
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New International Version
Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.

King James Bible
Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou, who hast shewn us many and sore troubles, wilt revive us again, and wilt bring us up again from the depths of the earth;

World English Bible
You, who have shown us many and bitter troubles, you will let me live. You will bring us up again from the depths of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
Because Thou hast showed me many and sad distresses, Thou turnest back -- Thou revivest me, And from the depths of the earth, Thou turnest back -- Thou bringest me up.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thou, which hast showed me great and sore troubles - Multiplied straits and difficulties. And thou hast only showed them.

Hadst thou permitted them to have fallen upon me with all their own energy and natural consequences, they would have destroyed me. As it was, I was nearly buried under them.

Shalt quicken me again - Shalt revive me - put new life in me. This has been applied to the passion of our Lord, and his resurrection; for it is added, Thou: -

Shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth - Death shall not prey upon my body; thy Holy One can see no corruption. As applicable to David, it might mean his being almost overwhelmed with afflictions; and his deliverance was like a life from the dead.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

which

Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry...

Psalm 60:3 You have showed your people hard things: you have made us to drink the wine of astonishment.

Psalm 66:10-12 For you, O God, have proved us: you have tried us, as silver is tried...

Psalm 88:6 You have laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the middle of trouble, you will revive me: you shall stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies...

2 Samuel 12:11 Thus said the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house, and I will take your wives before your eyes...

Mark 14:33,34 And he takes with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy...

Mark 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted...

2 Corinthians 11:23-31 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure...

Revelation 7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes...

quicken

Psalm 80:18 So will not we go back from you: quicken us, and we will call on your name.

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust...

Hosea 6:1,2 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will heal us; he has smitten, and he will bind us up...

Acts 2:24,32-34 Whom God has raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be held of it...

shall bring

Psalm 16:10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.

Psalm 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet on a rock, and established my goings.

Psalm 86:13 For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption...

Ezekiel 37:12,13 Therefore prophesy and say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves...

Jonah 2:6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever...

Ephesians 4:9 (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?

Library
December 22. "My Tongue Also Shall Talk of Thy Righteousness all the Day Long" (Ps. Lxxi. 24).
"My tongue also shall talk of Thy righteousness all the day long" (Ps. lxxi. 24). It is a simple law of nature, that air always comes in to fill a vacuum. You can produce a draught at any time, by heating the air until it ascends, and then the cold air rushes in to supply its place. And so we can always be filled with the Holy Spirit by providing a vacuum. This breath is dependent upon exhausting the previous breath before you can inhale a fresh one. And so we must empty our hearts of the last breath
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Of the Day of Eternity and of the Straitnesses of this Life
Oh most blessed mansion of the City which is above! Oh most clear day of eternity which the night obscureth not, but the Supreme Truth ever enlighteneth! Day always joyful, always secure and never changing its state into those which are contrary. Oh would that this day might shine forth, and that all these temporal things would come to an end. It shineth indeed upon the Saints, glowing with unending brightness, but only from afar and through a glass, upon those who are pilgrims on the earth.
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Psalms
The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Psalm 34:19
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;

Psalm 60:3
You have shown your people desperate times; you have given us wine that makes us stagger.

Psalm 80:18
Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name.

Psalm 85:6
Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?

Psalm 86:13
For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead.

Psalm 119:25
I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.

Psalm 119:37
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.

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