Psalm 118:18

18 The LORD has chastened me severely, but he has not given me over to death.

Read Psalm 118:18 Using Other Translations

The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.
The LORD has disciplined me severely, but he has not given me over to death.
The LORD has punished me severely, but he did not let me die.

What does Psalm 118:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 118:18

The Lord hath chastened me sore
Or, "in chastening hath chastened me" F4. David was exercised with many afflictions; and though these were sore ones to the flesh, yet they were only the chastenings of a Father, and were all in love and for his good; as are all the afflictions of God's people; for whom he loves he chastens. Indeed the chastisement of the Messiah was a proper punishment for sin, and so a sore one indeed; he being the surety of his people, on whom "the chastisement [of] their peace was laid"; that is, the punishment of their sin, ( Isaiah 53:5 ) ;

but he hath not given me over unto death;
as yet, or to the power of it, so as to continue under it. This is to be understood in the sense as before; (See Gill on Psalms 118:17).


FOOTNOTES:

F4 (ynroy roy) "corripiendo corripuit me", Pagninus, Montanus, Cocceius; "castigando castigavit me", Musculus, Vatablus, Michaelis.
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