Psalms 70:1

A Call for Deliverance


For the choir director. Davidic. To bring remembrance.

1 God, deliver me. Hurry to help me, Lord![a]

Psalms 70:1 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 70:1

[Make haste], O God, to deliver me
The phrase, "make haste", is supplied from the following clause in ( Psalms 40:13 ) ; it is, "be pleased, O Lord", or "Jehovah". The Targum renders it, "to deliver us"; very wrongly;

make haste to help me, O Lord; (See Gill on Psalms 22:19).

Psalms 70:1 In-Context

1 God, deliver me. Hurry to help me, Lord!
2 Let those who seek my life be disgraced and confounded; let those who wish me harm be driven back and humiliated.
3 Let those who say, "Aha, aha!" retreat because of their shame.
4 Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; let those who love Your salvation continually say, "God is great!"
5 I am afflicted and needy; hurry to me, God. You are my help and my deliverer; Lord, do not delay.

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