Psalms 61:3

3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.

Psalms 61:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 61:3

For thou hast been a shelter for me
Or "refuge" F25, from avenging justice; a hiding place and covert from the storms and tempests of divine wrath; a shadow and a screen from the heat of Satan's fiery darts, and the blast of his terrible temptations, ( Isaiah 25:4 ) ;

[and] a strong tower from the enemy:
from Satan the devouring lion, from furious persecutors, and every other enemy; see ( Proverbs 18:10 ) ; and this experience the psalmist had of protection from the Rock in former times made him desirous of being led to it now.


FOOTNOTES:

F25 (hoxm) "asylum", Tigurine version, Vatablus; "perfagium", Cocceius; "refugium", Michaelis.

Psalms 61:3 In-Context

1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
2 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.
3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name.