Psalms 86:13

13 For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

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 Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart to revere your name.
12 I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.
13 For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.
14 O God, the insolent rise up against me; a band of ruffians seeks my life, and they do not set you before them.
15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

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