Psalms 86:13

13 How great is your constant love for me! You have saved me from the grave itself.

Psalms 86:13 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 86:13

For great is thy mercy toward me
Both in things temporal and spiritual; an instance of which follows:

and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell;
from a very distressed and disconsolate condition, being almost in despair, under a deep sense of sin, and a fearful apprehension of the wrath of God, as, particularly, when he was charged by Nathan; or from hell itself, and the severest punishment in it; from the second and eternal death, which every man is deserving of, and are only delivered from by the grace of God, and blood of Christ: this shows the sense the psalmist had of the just demerit of sin, and his thankfulness for deliverance from it; see ( Psalms 56:13 ) . Kimchi interprets it of the grave; but says, there are some that interpret it of the judgment, or condemnation of hell: such who have escaped great dangers in long and perilous journeys, or have been delivered from threatening diseases, are said to be saved from hell F18.


F18 Vide Heraclit. de Incredib. c. 21. p. 86.

Psalms 86:13 In-Context

11 Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do, and I will obey you faithfully; teach me to serve you with complete devotion.
12 I will praise you with all my heart, O Lord my God; I will proclaim your greatness forever.
13 How great is your constant love for me! You have saved me from the grave itself.
14 Proud people are coming against me, O God; a cruel gang is trying to kill me - people who pay no attention to you.
15 But you, O Lord, are a merciful and loving God, always patient, always kind and faithful.

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