Psalms 25:17

17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.

Psalms 25:17 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 25:17

The troubles of my heart are enlarged
His enemies being increased, which troubled him; the floods of ungodly men made him afraid; the waters of affliction were come into his soul, and spread themselves, and threatened to overwhelm him: or it may be rendered, as by some, "troubles have enlarged my heart" F8; made him wiser, increased his knowledge and experience; see ( Psalms 119:67 Psalms 119:71 ) ; but the former seems better to agree with what follows;

[O] bring thou me out of my distresses;
or "straits" F9; for the enlargement of his troubles was the straitening of his heart; and therefore he applies to the Lord to bring him out of his afflicted circumstances, in which he was penned up, as in a strait place, on every side, and which were such that he could not free himself from; but he knew that God could deliver him.


F8 (wbyxrh) "dilataverunt cor meum", Vatablus; "reddiderunt cor meum latius", Gussetius, p. 786.
F9 (ytwqwumm) "ab angustiis meis", Pagninus, Junius & Tremellius; so Musculus, Piscator, Michaelis.

Psalms 25:17 In-Context

15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.
19 Consider mine enemies; for they are many; and they hate me with cruel hatred.
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