Compare Translations for Psalm 61:2

Psalm 61:2 ASV
From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
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Psalm 61:2 BBE
From the end of the earth will I send up my cry to you, when my heart is overcome: take me to the rock which is over-high for me.
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Psalm 61:2 CEB
When my heart is weak, I cry out to you from the very ends of the earth. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I am
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Psalm 61:2 CJB
From the end of the earth, with fainting heart, I call out to you. Set me down on a rock far above where I am now.
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Psalm 61:2 RHE
(60-3) To thee have I cried from the ends of the earth: when my heart was in anguish, thou hast exalted me on a rock. Thou hast conducted me;
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Psalm 61:2 ESV
from the end of the earth I call to you when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I,
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Psalm 61:2 GW
From the ends of the earth, I call to you when I begin to lose heart. Lead me to the rock that is high above me.
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Psalm 61:2 GNT
In despair and far from home I call to you! Take me to a safe refuge,
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Psalm 61:2 HNV
From the end of the eretz, I will call to you, when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
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Psalm 61:2 CSB
I call to You from the ends of the earth when my heart is without strength. Lead me to a rock that is high above me,
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Psalm 61:2 KJV
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed : lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
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Psalm 61:2 LEB
From the end of the earth I call to you when my heart grows faint. You will lead me to a rock [that is] higher than I.
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Psalm 61:2 NAS
From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint ; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
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Psalm 61:2 NCV
I call to you from the ends of the earth when I am afraid. Carry me away to a high mountain.
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Psalm 61:2 NIRV
From a place far away I call out to you. I call out as my heart gets weaker. Lead me to the safety of a rock that is high above me.
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Psalm 61:2 NIV
From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
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Psalm 61:2 NKJV
From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
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Psalm 61:2 NLT
From the ends of the earth, I will cry to you for help, for my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety,
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Psalm 61:2 NRS
From the end of the earth I call to you, when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I;
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Psalm 61:2 RSV
from the end of the earth I call to thee, when my heart is faint. Lead thou me to the rock that is higher than I;
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Psalm 61:2 DBY
From the end of the earth will I call unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: thou wilt lead me on to a rock which is too high for me.
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Psalm 61:2 MSG
When I'm far from anywhere, down to my last gasp, I call out, "Guide me up High Rock Mountain!"
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Psalm 61:2 WBT
From the end of the earth will I cry to thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock [that] is higher than I.
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Psalm 61:2 TMB
From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
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Psalm 61:2 TNIV
From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
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Psalm 61:2 WEB
From the end of the earth, I will call to you, when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
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Psalm 61:2 WYC
From the ends of the land I cried to thee; the while mine heart was anguished, thou enhancedest me in a stone (and while my heart was anguished, thou liftedest me up on a rock). Thou leddest me forth,
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Psalm 61:2 YLT
From the end of the land unto Thee I call, In the feebleness of my heart, Into a rock higher than I Thou dost lead me.
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Psalms 61 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 61

David seeks God upon former experience. (1-4) He vows to serve God. (5-8)

Verses 1-4 David begins with prayers and tears, but ends with praise. Thus the soul, being lifted up to God, returns to the enjoyment of itself. Wherever we are, we have liberty to draw near to God, and may find a way open to the throne of grace. And that which separates us from other comforts, should drive us nearer to God, the fountain of all comfort. Though the heart is overwhelmed, yet it may be lifted up to God in prayer. Nay, I will cry unto thee, for by that means it will be supported and relieved. Weeping must quicken praying, and not deaden it. God's power and promise are a rock that is higher than we are. This rock is Christ. On the Divine mercy, as on a rock, David desired to rest his soul; but he was like a ship-wrecked sailor, exposed to the billows at the bottom of a rock too high for him to climb without help. David found that he could not be fixed on the Rock of salvation, unless the Lord placed him upon it. As there is safety in Him, and none in ourselves, let us pray to be led to and fixed upon Christ our Rock. The service of God shall be his constant work and business: all must make it so who expect to find God their shelter and strong tower. The grace of God shall be his constant comfort.

Verses 5-8 There is a people in the world that fear God's name. There is a heritage peculiar to that people; present comforts in the soul, earnests of future bliss. Those that fear God have enough in him, and must not complain. We need desire no better heritage than that of those who fear God. Those abide to good purpose in this world, who abide before God, serve him, and walk in his fear; those who do so, shall abide before him for ever. And these words are to be applied to Him of whom the angel said, the Lord shall give unto him the throne of his father David, and of his kingdom there shall be no end, ( Luke 1:32 ) . God's promises, and our faith in them, are not to do away, but to encourage prayer. We need not desire to be better secured than under the protection of God's mercy and truth. And if we partake of that grace and truth which came by Jesus Christ, we may praise him, whatever be our outward circumstances. But renewed experience of God's mercy and truth towards his people in Christ, is the main matter of our joy in him, and our praise unto him.

Psalms 61 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 61

Psalms 61:1-8 . Neginah--or, Neginoth Separated from his usual spiritual privileges, perhaps by Absalom's rebellion, the Psalmist prays for divine aid, and, in view of past mercies, with great confidence of being heard.

1-3. From the end--that is, places remote from the sanctuary ( Deuteronomy 28:64 ).

2. heart is overwhelmed--literally, "covered over with darkness," or, "distress."
to the rock--( Psalms 18:2 , 40:2 ).
higher than I--which otherwise I cannot ascend.

3. shelter . . . and strong tower--repeat the same sentiment.

4. I will abide--So I desire to do (compare Psalms 23:6 ).
trust in the covert, &c.--make my refuge, in the shadow (compare Psalms 17:8 , 36:7 ).

5. the heritage--or, part in the spiritual blessings of Israel ( Psalms 21:2-4 ).
vows--implies prayers.

6, 7. the king--himself and his royal line ending in Christ. Mercy and truth personified, as in Psalms 40:11 , 57:3 .

7. abide before God--literally, "sit as a king in God's presence," under His protection.

8. Thus for new blessings will new vows of praise ever be paid.