New Living Translation
Save me from the sword; spare my precious life from these dogs.
King James Bible
Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
Darby Bible Translation
Deliver my soul from the sword; my only one from the power of the dog;
World English Bible
Deliver my soul from the sword, my precious life from the power of the dog.
Young's Literal Translation
Deliver from the sword my soul, From the paw of a dog mine only one.
Psalm 22:20 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
22:20 Darling - Heb. my only one; his soul, which he so calls, because it was left alone and destitute of friends and helpers.
LibraryNote B. On the Word for Holiness.
The proper meaning of the Hebrew word for holy, kadosh, is matter of uncertainty. It may come from a root signifying to shine. (So Gesenius, Oehler, Fuerst, and formerly Delitzsch, on Heb. ii. 11.) Or from another denoting new and bright (Diestel), or an Arabic form meaning to cut, to separate. (So Delitzsch now, on Ps. xxii. 4.) Whatever the root be, the chief idea appears to be not only separate or set apart, for which the Hebrew has entirely different words, but that by which a thing that is …
Andrew Murray—Holy in Christ
The Death of Jesus
Watch out for those dogs, those people who do evil, those mutilators who say you must be circumcised to be saved.
Arise, O LORD! Stand against them, and bring them to their knees! Rescue me from the wicked with your sword!
How long, O Lord, will you look on and do nothing? Rescue me from their fierce attacks. Protect my life from these lions!
The wicked draw their swords and string their bows to kill the poor and the oppressed, to slaughter those who do right.
Then I called on the name of the LORD: "Please, LORD, save me!"
Listen to my prayer; rescue me as you promised.
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