Psalms 86:13

13 You've always been great toward me - what love! You snatched me from the brink of disaster!

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.


FOOTNOTES:

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

Psalms 86:13 In-Context

11 Train me, God, to walk straight; then I'll follow your true path. Put me together, one heart and mind; then, undivided, I'll worship in joyful fear.
12 From the bottom of my heart I thank you, dear Lord; I've never kept secret what you're up to.
13 You've always been great toward me - what love! You snatched me from the brink of disaster!
14 God, these bullies have reared their heads! A gang of thugs is after me - and they don't care a thing about you.
15 But you, O God, are both tender and kind, not easily angered, immense in love, and you never, never quit.

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