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Psalm 61:3 ASV
For thou hast been a refuge for me, A strong tower from the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 BBE
For you have been my secret place, and my high tower from those who made war on me.
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Psalm 61:3 CEB
because you have been my refuge, a tower of strength in the face of the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 CJB
For you have been a refuge for me, a tower of strength in the face of the foe.
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Psalm 61:3 RHE
(60-4) For thou hast been my hope; a tower of strength against the face of the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 ESV
for you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 GW
You have been my refuge, a tower of strength against the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 GNT
for you are my protector, my strong defense against my enemies.
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Psalm 61:3 HNV
For you have been a refuge for me, A strong tower from the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 CSB
for You have been a refuge for me, a strong tower in the face of the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 KJV
For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy .
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Psalm 61:3 LEB
For you have been my refuge, a strong tower from the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 NAS
For You have been a refuge for me, A tower of strength against the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 NCV
You have been my protection, like a strong tower against my enemies.
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Psalm 61:3 NIRV
You have always kept me safe from my enemies. You are like a strong tower to me.
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Psalm 61:3 NIV
For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.
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Psalm 61:3 NKJV
For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 NLT
for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me.
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Psalm 61:3 NRS
for you are my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 RSV
for thou art my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 DBY
For thou hast been a refuge for me, a strong tower from before the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 MSG
You've always given me breathing room, a place to get away from it all,
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Psalm 61:3 WBT
For thou hast been a shelter for me, [and] a strong tower from the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 TMB
For Thou hast been a shelter for me and a strong tower from the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 TNIV
For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.
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Psalm 61:3 WEB
For you have been a refuge for me, A strong tower from the enemy.
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Psalm 61:3 WYC
for thou art made mine hope; a tower of strength from the face of the enemy. (for thou art made my hope; a tower of strength before my enemies.)
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Psalm 61:3 YLT
For Thou hast been a refuge for me, A tower of strength because of the enemy.
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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.