Psalms 18:41

41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them; they cried to the Lord, but he did not answer them.

Psalms 18:41 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 18:41

They cried, but [there was] none to save [them]
It is in ( 2 Samuel 22:42 ) ; "they looked"; that is, they looked round about, here and there, to see if there were any near at hand to help and deliver them; they cried in their distress, and because of the anguish of their spirits, and for help and assistance, but in vain; they cried, as Jarchi thinks, to their idols, as Jonah's mariners cried everyone to their god; and, if so, it is no wonder there was none to save; for such are gods that cannot save: but it follows,

[even] unto the Lord, but he answered them not;
as Saul, for instance, ( 1 Samuel 28:6 ) ; so God deals with wicked men, often by way of righteous retaliation; see ( Proverbs 1:28 ) ( Zechariah 7:13 ) .

Psalms 18:41 In-Context

39 For you girded me with strength for the battle; you made my assailants sink under me.
40 You made my enemies turn their backs to me, and those who hated me I destroyed.
41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them; they cried to the Lord, but he did not answer them.
42 I beat them fine, like dust before the wind; I cast them out like the mire of the streets.
43 You delivered me from strife with the peoples; you made me head of the nations; people whom I had not known served me.