Psalms 55:16

16 But I call out to God. And the LORD saves me.

Psalms 55:16 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 55:16

As for me, I will call upon God
Not upon a creature, on idols and images, on angels or saints departed; but upon God, in his time of trouble, for salvation and deliverance from enemies; who is able to save. This is to be understood of calling upon God in prayer; as ( Psalms 55:17 ) explains it, and the Targum here renders it; though sometimes invocation of the name of God takes in the whole of divine worship;

and the Lord shall save me;
which confidence was founded partly upon his promise to deliver such that call upon him in the day of trouble, ( Psalms 50:15 ) ; and partly upon his power, whose hand is not shortened that it cannot save. The Targum is,

``the Word of the Lord shall redeem me.''

Psalms 55:16 In-Context

14 We used to enjoy good friendship as we walked with the crowds at the house of God.
15 Let death take my enemies by surprise. Let them be buried alive, because their hearts and homes are full of evil.
16 But I call out to God. And the LORD saves me.
17 Evening, morning and noon I groan and cry out. And he hears my voice.
18 Even though many enemies are fighting against me, he brings me safely back from the battle.
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