New International Version
I have become a sign to many; you are my strong refuge.
King James Bible
I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
Darby Bible Translation
I have been as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
World English Bible
I am a marvel to many, but you are my strong refuge.
Young's Literal Translation
As a wonder I have been to many, And Thou art my strong refuge.
Psalm 71:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I am as a wonder unto many - I am כמופת kemopheth "as a portent," or "type:" I am a typical person; and many of the things that happen to me are to be considered in reference to him of whom I am a type. But he may mean I am a continual prodigy. My low estate, my slaying the lion and the bear, conquering the Philistine, escaping the fury of Saul, and being raised to the throne of Israel, are all so many wonders of thy providence, and effects of thy power and grace.
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as a wonder--Kemopaton, `as a prodigy:' my low estate,--my slaying the lion and bear, -conquering the Philistine,-escaping the fury of Saul,-being raised to the throne of Israel,- enduring such uncommon trials and afflictions,--and experiencing such wonderful deliverances, all mark me out as the subject of `[wonder] unto many; but Thou art my strong Refuge.'
LibraryDecember 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
1 Corinthians 4:9
For it seems to me that God has put us apostles on display at the end of the procession, like those condemned to die in the arena. We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to human beings.
For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.
But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds.
But the LORD has become my fortress, and my God the rock in whom I take refuge.
Here am I, and the children the LORD has given me. We are signs and symbols in Israel from the LORD Almighty, who dwells on Mount Zion.
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